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MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1998

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On July 24, 1998, director Steven Spielberg’s World War
II
epic, Saving Private Ryan, was released in theaters
across the United States. The film, which starred Tom
Hanks and Matt Damon, was praised for its authentic
portrayal of war and was nominated for 11 Academy
Awards. It took home five Oscars, for Best Director,
Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing
and Best Sound Effects Editing.

The film’s lengthy opening scene was a bloody re-
enactment of American troops landing at Omaha
Beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut
Neil Armstrong (above),
240,000 miles from Earth, spoke these words to more than a
billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for
man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar
landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to
walk on the surface of the moon.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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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, was installed on the southeast corner of what was then First Street and Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 16, 1935.

The parking meter was the brainchild of a man named Carl C.
Magee, shown below.

 

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Carlton Cole “Carl” Magee
(January 1872 – February 1946)

 

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THE ‘’BABE’’ DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1914

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On July 11, 1914, in his major league debut, George Herman “Babe”
Ruth
pitched seven strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox over
the Cleveland Indians, 4-3.

 

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2016 Topps MLB Babe Ruth Debut Medallion.

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George Herman “Babe” Ruth
(February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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