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.
1936: Buddy Holly, singer
1976: Shannon Elizabeth, American actress
1987: Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer