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A HIP TOY PATENTED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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On this day in 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became
a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur "Spud" Melin. 

An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months
of production alone.

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(1924 – 2002)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight on this day in 1933. He
had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.


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Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935)

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It was on this day in 1934 when the Depression-era gangster was
killed by federal agents.

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John Herbert Dillinger
(June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934)

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In northern Iraq on this day in 2003, Saddam Hussein’s sons
Odai and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces.

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The September 11 commission’s final report was released on this day
in 2004. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited “deep institutional failings within our government.” The report was released
to White House officials the day before.

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The idea for this toy was born on this day in 1957.

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Walter Frederick “Fred” Morrison
(January 16, 1920 – February 9, 2010)


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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS HEADLINES

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THRILLING ENTERTAINMENT FROM 1963

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