Today in History
First US Patent Issued to Samuel Hopkins for Potash Process
Apollo 15 debuts the Lunar Rover on Moon. Video below is from Apollo 16.
Senator Thomas Eagleton steps down as the Democratic nominee for Vice President after only 18-days after reports of past treatment for mental health issues surface.
The US and USSR sign the START Treaty to begin reducing nuclear weapons stockpiles.
The British Army’s 38-year deployment in Northern Ireland comes to an end.
Celtics trade for Kevin Garnett, who with Paul Pierce and newly acquired Ray Allen, would become Boston’s first great “big-3” combo since Bird-Parrish-McHale and would lead Boston to their 17th title their first season.
iTunes sells its 3 billionth song.
American Michael Phelps becomes most decorated Olympian winning his 19th medal. He ended his Olympic career with 22 medals (18 golds).
Parrot Planet opens in Sacramento.
69- Geraldine Chaplin
Years before Glenn Close’s “bunny boiler” in fatal Attraction, Chaplin starred in the haunting 1978 “Remember My Name”
First woman to head a major studio when she took control of 20th Century Fox in 1980.
62- Yvonne Goolagong
Winner of 11 Grand Slam Titles and Pride of Australia
52 – Mark Cuban
Entrepreneur, Media Mogul, Owner of Dallas Mavericks
51 – Wesley Snipes
Actor who broke out with role as Willie Mays Hayes in Major League.
48 – JK Rowling
Author of Harry Potter books