In 1939, announcer Red Barber called the first major league baseball game to be broadcast on television. In 1957, the Soviet Union announced it had successfully developed and tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. In 1970, the National Organization for Women led a protest in New York City known as the Women's Strike for Equality. In 1982, the Argentine government lifted its ban on political parties.
Lee De Forest (1873-1961), inventor; Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979), art collector/philanthropist; Albert Sabin (1906-93), microbiologist; Mother Teresa (1910-97), missionary; Ben Bradlee (1921-2014), journalist; Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011), politician; Will Shortz (1952- ), crossword editor; Branford Marsalis (1960- ), musician; Melissa McCarthy (1970- ), actress; Macaulay Culkin (1980- ), actor; Chris Pine (1980- ), actor; David Price (1985- ), baseball player; James Harden (1989- ), basketball player; Dylan O'Brien (1991- ), actor; Keke Palmer (1993- ), actress
In 1999, Randy Johnson, pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks, threw his 300th strikeout of the season.
Lee De Forest invented the audion tube, which amplified weak electronic signals and made broadcast radio possible.
"The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all." – Ben Bradlee
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