In 1911, the first International Women's Day was celebrated. In 1918, the U.S. Congress passed legislation instituting daylight saving time. In 1931, Nevada legalized many forms of gambling. In 1953, the Academy Awards ceremony was broadcast on TV for the first time. In 1962, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan released his eponymous debut album. In 1987, the Food and Drug Administration approved AZT, the first drug believed to delay the development of AIDS in HIV-positive patients. In 2003, a U.S.-led coalition began bombing Baghdad, marking the beginning of the Iraq War.
David Livingstone (1813-73), physician/explorer; Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), lawman/gunfighter; William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), politician; Earl Warren (1891-1974), U.S. Supreme Court chief justice; Moms Mabley (1894-1975), comedian; Philip Roth (1933-2018), writer; Glenn Close (1947- ), actress; Harvey Weinstein (1952- ), film producer; Bruce Willis (1955- ), actor; Jorma Taccone (1977- ), actor/filmmaker; Clayton Kershaw (1988- ), baseball player
In 1995, NBA superstar Michael Jordan returned to the Chicago Bulls after almost two years of retirement.
Since 1990, the amount Americans spend on gambling annually has increased from $23.7 billion to $136.0 billion in 2017.
"Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves." – Earl Warren
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