History: What Happened Today?
- In 1853, the first World's Fair opens in New York.
- In 1867, Alfred Nobel demonstrated dynamite.
- In 1868, the tape measure is patented by Alvin J. Fellows.
- In 1946, Dr. Benjamin Spock, M.D. first published his "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care"
- In 1975, Disney announces plans to build EPCOT Center in Florida. EPCOT stands for: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
- 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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