In 1793, Eli Whitney applied for a patent on the cotton gin. In 1886, Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. In 1919, Congress overrode President Woodrow Wilson's veto of the Volstead Act, which provided for the enforcement of alcohol prohibition. In 1956, Elvis Presley publicly received a polio vaccination as part of a public health information campaign; over the next six months the polio immunization rate rose from under 0.6% to 80%. In 2005, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, resigned following his indictment on charges related to leaking a CIA agent's name.
Evelyn Waugh (1903-66), writer; Francis Bacon (1909-92), artist; Jonas Salk (1914-95), medical researcher; Charlie Daniels (1936- ), musician; Jane Alexander (1939- ), actress; Dennis Franz (1944- ), actor; Annie Potts (1952- ), actress; Bill Gates (1955- ), software pioneer; Andy Richter (1966- ), comedian/actor; Julia Roberts (1967- ), actress; Brad Paisley (1972- ), singer/songwriter; Joaquin Phoenix (1974- ), actor; Frank Ocean (1987- ), singer
In 2006, Hall of Fame basketball coach Red Auerbach died.
The "gin" in cotton gin is short for engine.
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." – Bill Gates
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