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On This Day September 7th

On This Day in history:

1822- Brazil declares independence from Portugal.

1915- Former cartoonist Johnny Gruelle is given a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll.

1930- The cartoon "Blondie" made its first appearance in the comic strips.

1948- First use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete in Akron, Ohio.

1950- The game show, "Truth or Consequences" debuts on TV.

1963- The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio.

1966- The final episode of the original "The Dick Van Dyke Show" aired on CBS-TV.

1969- "Monty Python's Flying Circus" airs its first episode.

1971- The last episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies" is aired.

1978- Keith Moon, drummer for "The Who", dies at age 31.

1979- ESPN debuts.

1998- Google, Inc. is founded by Stanford University Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

BIRTHDAYS:

1936: Buddy Holly, singer

1976: Shannon Elizabeth, American actress

1987: Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer

 
 
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