1904

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Notable Births

  • Dr. Seuss (Author of "The Cat in the Hat"... Theodor Seuss Geisel (GUY-zell)) [1]
  • Johnny Weissmuller (Actor best remembered as Tarzan with his Tarzan call ([Click Here])) [2] [3]
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer (Father of the atomic bomb on the Manhattan Project) [4]

In Other News

  • Cy Young pitches the first perfect game. Pitching a perfect game is defined as a 9 inning game with no opposing player reaching 1st base. [5]
  • Longacre Square is renamed Times Square. The 1907 New Year's Eve party in Times Square will begin the Ball Drop tradition. [6]
  • The first woman is arrested for smoking in public. Such incidents will be played for laughs in the 1978 Virginia Slims marketing campaign "You've come a long way, baby". [7] [8]

This Year in Wikipedia

Year 1904, Wikipedia.

See Also

References

  1. Wikipedia: Dr. Seuss - Wikipedia, accessdate: November 23, 2016
  2. Wikipedia: Johnny Weissmuller - Wikipedia, accessdate: November 23, 2016
  3. YouTube: Johnny Weismuller Tarzan Call - YouTube, accessdate: November 23, 2016
  4. Wikipedia: J. Robert Oppenheimer - Wikipedia, accessdate: November 23, 2016
  5. Wikipedia: Perfect game - Wikipedia, accessdate: November 23, 2016
  6. Wikipedia: Times Square - Wikipedia, accessdate: November 23, 2016
  7. Wikipedia: Virginia Slims - Wikipedia, accessdate: November 23, 2016
  8. Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events. Simon and Schuster, 456-457. 

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