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This Day in History: July 14

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1853, the first World's Fair opens in New York.
  2. In 1867, Alfred Nobel demonstrated dynamite.
  3. In 1868, the tape measure is patented by Alvin J. Fellows.
  4. In 1946, Dr. Benjamin Spock, M.D. first published his "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care"
  5. In 1975, Disney announces plans to build EPCOT Center in Florida. EPCOT stands for: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Gerald R. Ford Jr. (38th President of the U.S.), Scott Porter (actor), James McNeill Whistler, (American painter), Ingmar Bergman (Swedish director), Taboo (hip-hop artist/Black Eyed Peas), Patrick Kennedy (U.S. Representative), Emmaline Pankhurst (English leader of Women's Suffrage movement), Woody Guthrie (American folk singer), Gustav Klimt (painter)

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