1794Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin, making it possible to clean 50 pounds of cotton a day, compared to a pound a day before the invention.
1863John “Casey Jones” Luther is born. The railroad engineer is the subject of “The Ballad Of Casey Jones.”
1879, Scientist Albert Einstein is born.
1950, The FBI launches their “Ten Most Wanted” list.
1958, The Recording Industry Association Of America certified the first gold record. It was Perry Como‘s “Catch A Falling Star” on RCA Victor Records.
1967John F. Kennedy‘s body is moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
1968, The Batman TV series airs on ABC for the last time, but will live on in syndication for the next four decades.
1969, Less than one month after winning her first horse race, Barbara Jo Rubin became the first woman jockey to win at Aqueduct Race Course in New York. She rode Brave Galaxy to victory and into the winner’s circle.
1971, The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes.
1980, A Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard. Twenty-two of the passengers are U.S. amateur boxers.
2002, Yoko Ono unveils a bronze statue of John Lennon to complete the official renaming of England’s Liverpool Airport as Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
2016President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria.

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