70 - The Second Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the
1693 - Celebratory date for Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne.
1790 - A tariff act created the need for the Revenue Cutter
Service, later renamed The United States Coast Guard.
1892 - The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found
murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. Lizzie was
acquitted of the crime.
1858 - The Billboard Hot 100 was published for the first time.
The first number-one song of the Hot 100 was "Poor Little
Fool" by Ricky Nelson.
1921 - Cropdusting was invented. John B. Macready flew a Curtiss
JN-4 over catalpa trees near Troy, Ohio, killing 99% of the
leaf caterpillars, saving the 5000 trees with 175 pounds of
lead arsenate pesticide.
1936 - Jesse Owens, black Olympic track star won the Gold
Medalin Germany's Olympics, embarassing Adolph Hitler.
1942 - Holiday Inn was released in theaters. The Holiday Inn
hotel chain was named after this film. Introduced the Academy
Award for Best Original Song, White Christmas, by Irving Berlin
and performed by Bing Crosby.
1977 - US President Jimmy Carter signed legislation creating
the United States Department of Energy.
1987 - The Federal Communications Commission rescinded the Fairness
Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to
present controversial issues "fairly".
Now You Know...
Isaiah Washington (1963)
Martin Sheen (1940)
Tony Bennett (1926)
Martha Stewart (1941)
Jay North (1953)
Billy Bob Thornton (1955)
Tom Brady (1977)
James Hetfield (1963)
Evangeline Lilly (1979)
John C. McGinley (1959)
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