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FDR’S THIRD TERM NOMINATION IN 1940

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933
as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term.

Roosevelt, a Democrat, would eventually be elected to a record four terms
in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms.

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SEATBELT INVENTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1920

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Nils Ivar Bohlin (July 17, 1920 – September 21, 2002)

Nils Bohlin, the Swedish engineer and inventor responsible
for the three-point lap and shoulder seatbelt–considered
one of the most important innovations in automobile safety,
was born in Härnösand, Sweden.

Before 1959, only the two-point lap belts were available in
automobiles; for the most part, the only people who regularly
buckled up were race car drivers.

In 1942 Bohlin started working for the aircraft maker Saab as
an aircraft designer and helped develop ejection seats. In 
1958 he joined Volvo as a safety engineer where he invented
the three-point safety belt, now a standard safety feature in
all cars.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA. on this day in 1955. Walt Disney gave the opening day speech. Thousands of people attended the
event.

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FIRST PARKING METER ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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The world’s first parking meter, known as Park-O-Meter No. 1, is installed on
the southeast corner of what was then First Street and Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

The parking meter was the brainchild of Carl C. Magee (below), a lawyer and
newspaper publisher who moved to Oklahoma City from
New Mexico in 1927.

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Carlton Cole "Carl" Magee (January 1872 – February 1946)

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On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL,
and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.

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Nasa astronauts from left: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.

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