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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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FIRST PG-13 MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY

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On August 10, 1984, the action thriller Red Dawn, starring
Patrick Swayze, opened in theaters as the first movie to be
released with a PG-13 rating. The Motion Picture Association
of America (MPAA), which oversees the movie rating system,
had announced the new PG-13 category in July of that same
year.

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FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR AWARDED PATENT

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Versatile, inexpensive and relatively easy to play, the acoustic
guitar was a staple of American rural music in the early 20th
century, particularly black rural music such as the blues. But
a significant physical limitation made it a poor fit in ensembles
made up of brass, woodwind and orchestral string instruments:
The acoustic guitar was simply too quiet.

What transformed the guitar and its place in popular music, and eventually transformed  popular music itself, was the development
of a method for transforming the sound of a vibrating guitar string
into an electrical signal that could be amplified and re-converted
into audible sound at a much greater volume.

The electric guitar—the instrument that revolutionized jazz, blues
and country music and made the later rise of rock and roll possible,
was recognized by the United States Patent Office on August 10,
1937 with the award of Patent #2,089.171 to G.D. Beauchamp for an instrument known as the Rickenbacker Frying Pan.

Inventor G.D. Beauchamp, partner with Adolph Rickenbacher in the Electro String Instrument Corporation of Los Angeles, California,
spent more than five years pursuing his patent on the Frying Pan.


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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RESIGNATION ANNOUCED ON THIS DAY

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In an evening televised address on August 8, 1974, President
Richard M. Nixon announced his intention to become the first
president in American history to resign. With
impeachment
proceedings
underway against him for his involvement in the
Watergate affair, Nixon was finally bowing to pressure from
the public and Congress to leave the
White House. 

“By taking this action,” he said in a solemn address from the
Oval Office, “I hope that I will have hastened the start of the
process of healing which is so desperately needed in America.”

Just before noon the next day, Nixon officially ended his term
as the 37th president of the United States. Before departing
with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn, he
smiled farewell and enigmatically raised his arms in a victory
or peace salute. The helicopter door was then closed, and the
Nixon family began their journey home to San Clemente,
California. Minutes later, Vice President Gerald R. Ford was
sworn in as the 38th president of the United States in the East
Room of the White House.

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