In 1787, Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the new U.S. Constitution. In 1901, the first transatlantic radio transmission was received by inventor Guglielmo Marconi in Newfoundland. In 1963, Kenya gained its independence from Great Britain. In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore, giving finality to the disputed presidential election results.
Gustave Flaubert (1821-80), novelist; Edvard Munch (1863-1944), artist; Edward G. Robinson (1893-1973), actor; Frank Sinatra (1915-98), singer; Bob Barker (1923- ), TV personality; Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), artist; Connie Francis (1938- ), singer; Dionne Warwick (1940- ), singer; Bill Nighy (1949- ), actor; Jennifer Connelly (1970- ), actress; Regina Hall (1970- ), actress; Mayim Bialik (1975- ), actress; Gbenga Akinnagbe (1978- ), actor
In 1930, MLB's Rules Committee issued a revised code; among many changes, balls that bounce into the stands were ruled automatic doubles, rather than home runs.
Frank Sinatra once wrote that rock and roll music was "the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear."
"To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost." – Gustave Flaubert
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