In 1790, President George Washington signed the first U.S. copyright law. In 1889, a huge flood engulfed Johnstown, Pennsyvania, claiming more than 2,200 lives. In 1921, a white mob began to attack black residents and businesses in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing 300 in one the deadliest incidents of racial violence in U.S. history. In 2005, former FBI official W. Mark Felt admitted in Vanity Fair to being the anonymous Watergate scandal whistleblower known as "Deep Throat."
Walt Whitman (1819-92), poet/journalist; Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), religious leader/writer; Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015), artist; Clint Eastwood (1930- ), actor/director; Joe Namath (1943- ), football player; Brooke Shields (1965- ), actress; Archie Panjabi (1972- ), actress; Colin Farrell (1976- ), actor; Eric Christian Olsen (1977- ), actor; Jake Peavy (1981- ), baseball player
In 1937, New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24-game win streak ended.
Copyright laws established in 1978 state that copyright protections last for the lifetime of the author, plus an additional 70 years.
"I have no mockings or arguments; I witness and wait." – Walt Whitman
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