Birthdays: King Edward Ist "Longshanks", John Wesley the founder of the Methodists, , Wally Wood, Ralph Bellamy, Dean Martin, Barry Manilow, Joe Piscopo is 66, Newt Gingrich, Martin Bormann, Jason Patric, Ken Loach, Greg Kinnear is 53, Venus Williams, Thomas Haden Church is 56, Will Forte is 46
1885- The pieces of the Statue of Liberty arrive from France. Some assembly required...
1893- Cracker Jacks invented by RW Reuckheim. Their name came from Teddy Roosevelt sampling the caramel corn, and exclaimed “These are Crackerjack!”- popular slang back then for something very good.
1919 - "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premiered.
1946- The first mobile telephone was installed in an automobile in St. Louis, Missouri.
1964- The first Universal Studios tram car tour. Carl Laemmle had been inviting tourists in for a nickel to watch movies be filmed as early as 1915.
1968- Ohio Express’ single “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I got love in my Tummy” went gold.