|Today is National Camera Day, National Waffle Iron Day, Please Take My Children To Work Day and National Almond Buttercrunch Day
In 1767, The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts, which imposed import duties on things shipped to America. Colonists protested the Acts, which were repealed in 1770.
In 1776, The Virginia state constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry was named governor.
In 1863, the very first first National Bank opened in Davenport, Iowa.
In 1891, The National Forest Service was formed.
In 1906, Mesa Verde National Park established by Congress.
In 1925, a patent for the frosted, electric light bulb was filed by Marvin Pipkin.
In 1934, "The Thin Man" starring William Powell and Myrna loy premiered at the Capitol.
In 1953, The much more socially acceptable quiz show "Name That Tune" plays its first notes on NBC.
In 1964, the first TV remote control was introduced.
In 1967, Jerusalem was re-unified as Israel removed barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.
In 1970, The U.S. ended a two-month military offensive in Cambodia.
In 1979, Roger Moore is James Bond in "Moonraker", also starring Lois Chiles, Michael Londsdale, and Richard Kiel playing "Jaws", opened in 800 theaters in the USA. Worldwide Gross: $202.7 Million.
|Today's Birthdays: Actor Gary Busey is 71. Comedian Richard Lewis is 68. Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple is 67. Actor-turned-Congressman-turned-radio host Fred Grandy is 67. Singer Don Dokken of Dokken is 62. Singer Colin Hay of Men At Work is 62. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 58. Actress Sharon Lawrence ("Fired Up," ''NYPD Blue") is 54. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 53. Actress Judith Hoag ("Nashville") is 52. Singer Stedman Pearson of Five Star is 51. Actress Melora Hardin ("The Office") is 48. Rapper DJ Shadow is 43. Guitarist Todd Sansom of Marshall Dyllon is 37. Singer Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls is 37. Comedian Colin Jost (JOHST) ("Saturday Night Live") is 33. Actress Lily Rabe ("American Horror Story") is 33. Singer Aundrea Fimbres of Danity Kane is 32.
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