In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election, though Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote. In 1933, the film King Kong premiered in New York. In 1969, the Concorde supersonic airplane flew—at subsonic speeds—for the first time.
Sam Houston (1793-1863), soldier/politician; Pope Pius XII (1876-1958), Roman Catholic leader; Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) (1904-91), author; Desi Arnaz (1917-86), actor/musician; Tom Wolfe (1931- ), author/journalist; Mikhail Gorbachev (1931- ), former Soviet leader; John Irving (1942- ), writer; Lou Reed (1942-2013), musician; Jon Bon Jovi (1962- ), musician; Daniel Craig (1968- ), actor; Chris Martin (1977- ), musician; Ben Roethlisberger (1982- ), football player; Reggie Bush (1985- ), football player
In 1927, the New York Yankees announced that Babe Ruth would earn $70,000 a season for the next three years, making Ruth the highest-paid baseball player to date.
King Kong was made in 1933 for about $10.5 million (in 2005 dollars); the 2005 remake cost $207 million to produce.
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." – Dr. Seuss
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