Today in 1873, the first practical typewriter went on sale.
Today in 1922, the Episcopal Church deleted the word “obey” from the wedding vows.
Today in 1940,Buckingham Palace in London destroyed by German bombs.
Today in 1976, Chicago White Sox designated hitter Minnie Minoso became, at 53, the oldest player to get a base hit during a regulation game.
Today in 1979, Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox became the first American League player to get 3,000 career hits and 400 career home runs.
Today in 1984, Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets set a rookie strikeout record with his 251st strikeout of the season.
Today in 1984, Michael Jordan signed his first seven-year contract to play basketball with the Chicago Bulls.
Today in 1992, Mae Carol Jemison became the first Black-American woman in space. She was the payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. Also onboard were Mission Specialist N. Jan Davis and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mark C. Lee (Davis & Lee became the first married couple in space during a shuttle mission). They were the first married couple to fly together in space. And, Mamoru Mohri became the first Japanese person to fly into space.
Today in 1994, Frank Corder was killed when he crashed a stolen, single-engine Cessna on the South Lawn of the White House.
Today in 1999, Andre Agassi captured his second US Open title, dominating Todd Martin 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2.
Today in 2001, the world reeled from the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Rescue efforts began in earnest in New York City as police officers, firefighters and volunteers began searching in the rubble of “Ground Zero.”
Today in 2003, the United Nations lifted sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
Today in 2005, the bodies of more than 40 patients were discovered in a flooded hospital in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina.
Today in 2017, Apple unveiled premium iPhone X costing $999, along with iPhone 8.
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