On this day in 1893 - Elisha Gray patented a machine called the telautograph. It automatically signed autographs to documents.
"The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it's unknown, and it's plain sailing." - John Lennon
A Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow landed at New York's Kennedy Airport on February 7, 1964 - and "Beatlemania" arrived. It was the first visit to the U.S. by the Beatles. The "Fab Four" were dressed in mod suits and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts and were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans. Two days later, Paul McCartney, age 21, Ringo Starr, 23, John Lennon, 23, and George Harrison, 20, made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, a popular television variety show at the time.
| Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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