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1902 – Patent for window envelope granted to H.F. Callahan.

1924 – 1st political convention broadcast on radio – Republicans at Cleveland.

1932 – British Open Men’s Golf, Prince’s GC: Gene Sarazen wins wire-to-wire by 5 strokes from fellow American Macdonald Smith.

1933 – John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10,600.

1935 – In Akron, Ohio, Dr. Robert H. Smith (Dr. Bob) from Akron & Bill Wilson from New York City form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith’s last drink)

1939 – MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts.

1943 – Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes 1st US President to visit a foreign country during wartime.

1952 – President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry.

1957 – LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley, CC: Louise Suggs wins her 10th major title by 3 strokes from Wiffi Smith.

1963 – Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy.

1966 – Mamas & Papas win gold medal for “Monday, Monday”

1972 – Sammy Davis Jr.’s cover of “The Candy Man” by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (from the film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”) goes to #1 on the charts – his biggest single.

1977 – Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers.

1981 – Pete Rose ties Stan Musial’s National League record of 3,630 hits.

1984 – US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for the first time.

1996 – Intel releases 200 megahertz Pentium chip.

2003 – The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

2012 – The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Defending champion Tom Lehman wins by 2 strokes from Bernhard Langer of Germany and Taiwan’s Lu Chien-soon.

2021 – Emma Aispuro, wife of drug lord El Chapo, pleads guilty to helping run his criminal operations and aiding his 2015 prison escape.

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