Today in 1814, the first modern plastic surgery operation was performed in Chelsea, England.
Today in 1850, the first US National Women's Rights Convention convened in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Today in 1915, 25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
Today in 1930, K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament.The event was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Today in 1933, John Dillinger robbed the Central National Bank in Greencastle, Indiana. With a take of $75,346, it was the biggest haul of his career.
Today in 1956, NBC broadcastthe first magnetic videotape recording– a video of Jonathan Winters – was seen coast to coast.
Today in 1977, paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announced the discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, the earliest known life form to date.
Today in 1996, the O.J. Simpson civil trial opened in Santa Monica, California in a case brought by the families of murdered victims Nicole Brown Simpson and Robert Goldman had filed the suit. Simpson was later found liable in the deaths and was ordered to pay the families damages of $33.5-million – a debt that is largely unpaid. As such,the amount has now swelled to $58-million.
Today in 1999,sixteen members of the Ku Klux Klan held a silent rally in New York City as thousands of counter-demonstrators jeered them.
Today in 2000, "Monday Night Miracle," down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, New York Jets pulled together an improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime.
Today in 2001, Apple released the first iPod.
Today in 2011, a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing more than 600 and injuring thousands.
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