Saturday, July 14, 2012



 1946:Benjamin Spock's revolutionary parenting guide, The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, is first published by Duell, Sloane and Pearce. The enduring classic has sold more than 50 million copies and encouraged generations of parents to adopt a practical and loving approach to raising children.

1789: Parisians storm and capture the Bastille prison, releasing its seven prisoners. The fortress had long been a symbol of the oppressive monarchy of King Louis XVI. July 14 is now celebrated as Bastille Day, a French national holiday.

1881: Henry McCarty — better known as Billy the Kid — is killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the New Mexico territory, ending the young outlaw's string of killings.

1951:The first color telecast of a sporting event, a horse race, airs on CBS.

1854:Opening of first major US world's fair, Exhibition of Industry of All Nations in NYC.

1995:A revolutionary new technology is christened the "MP3"

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