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1538 Pope Paul III excommunicated
England's King Henry VIII.
1777 France recognized the
independence of British colonies in America.
1903 Orville Wright made the
first heavier-than-air flight, at Kitty Hawk,
1989 "The Simpsons"
York Stock Exchange provides a means
for buyers and sellers to trade shares of stock
in companies registered for public trading. It
was founded by 24 stockbrokers under a buttonwood
tree in New York City in 1792.
Woodhull was one of the first two
female stock brokers in America and, in 1872, the
first woman in American history to run for
Pierpont Langley built a
steam-powered "aerodrome" that
ultimately made the first heavier-than-air flight
in 1896. He never succeeded, however, in building
an aircraft that could be piloted.
Cherry was first formed by Rob
Parissi in Ohio in 1970. The original lineup
gained popularity in the Ohio Valley region but
ended up splitting up in 1974. After a short
stint away from music, Parissi formed a new band
in 1975, and this lineup had a smash hit with
"Play That Funky Music" in 1976. It
would prove to be their only Top 40 single.
Arnold Gore, Jr. served four terms
in the U.S. House of Representatives and
one-a-half terms in the U.S. Senate before
becoming Vice-President under Bill Clinton in
the Mysterians was formed in
Saginaw, Michigan, by Larry Borjas, Bobby
Balderamma, Frank Rodriguez, and brothers Robert
and Rudy ("?) Martinez in 1962. The group's
only Top 10 hit, "96 Tears," was
recorded in 1966.
& Our Gang was formed in Chicago
by Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, Nigel
Pickering, and Oz Bach in 1965. The group
released three albums before disbanding in 1969
due to the death of member Malcolm Hale. Their
hits include "Sunday Will Never Be the
Same," "Sunday Morning," and
"Like to Get to Know You."
Robard Hughes, Jr. began his
business career at the age of 19 when he bought
his relatives out of their shares of his father's
multi-million-dollar tool company. He
subsequently made billions of dollars as a movie
producer, aviation pioneer, and Las Vegas casino
Mendes was a marketing major in
college when a Hollywood agent suggested she
pursue an acting career. She took his advice and
first caught the public's eye with a nude scene
she did while playing Denzel Washington's wife in
the film Training Day.
Keith Kellogg co-developed the
process for producing flaked cereals in 1894.
Originally sold only to patients at a sanitarium,
the cereals became so popular that he formed the
Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flakes Company in 1906,
and that company became the Kellogg Company in