In 1619, America's first representative assembly met in Jamestown, Virginia. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill that created Medicare. In 1975, former Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from suburban Detroit. In 2006, the Democratic Republic of the Congo held its first election in four decades.
Emily Bronte (1818-1848), novelist; Henry Ford (1863-1947), industrialist/auto maker; Casey Stengel (1890-1975), baseball player/manager; Bud Selig (1934- ), baseball commissioner; Paul Anka (1941- ), singer/songwriter; Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947- ), actor/former governor; Laurence Fishburne (1961- ), actor; Lisa Kudrow (1963- ), actress; Christopher Nolan (1970- ), film director; Hilary Swank (1974- ), actress
In 2002, Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a WNBA game.
In 1919, Henry Ford sued the Chicago Tribune for libeling him in an editorial headlined, "Ford is an Anarchist"; the jury found in his favor and awarded him 6 cents plus trial costs.
"The key to good management is keeping the nine guys who hate your guts away from the nine guys who haven't made up their minds." – Casey Stengel
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