What happened on this day in history?
1790 - The U.S. patent system is established.
1866 - The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to animals (ASCPA) is formed.
1912 - The Titanic begins her maiden voyage which ends in disaster.
1925 - F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
1930 - First synthetic rubber is produced.
1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first black Major League Baseball player.
1971 - American table tennis team arrives in China for the first time.
1974 - Yitzhak Rabin replaces Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir.
If today is your birthday, you share it with the following people:
1915 - Harry Morgan, American actor.
1921 - Chuck Connors, American actor.
1923 - "Alvin" Junior Samples of Hee Haw fame.
1927 - Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Nobel Laureate.
1932 - Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub), Egyptian actor.
1936 - John Madden, football coach and broadcaster.
1951 - Steven Seagal, American actor.
1988 - Haley Joel Osment, American actor.
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