1-Minute History | July 8

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John Danser, born on this day, was prosecuted for the murder of a woman in Virginia even though he lived in Pennsylvania, and it was on his birthday, and he was working that day installing air conditioning, and he went out that night to party with his friends for his birthday, and he was at work the next morning. Never talk to a cop.
*Part of the Norfolk Four false confession controversy
*Derek Tice, Danial Williams, Joseph J. Dick Jr. and Eric C. Wilson, were convicted for the brutal rape and murder of Michelle Moore-Bosko in Norfolk, Virginia. Which NO evidence other than they were humans, who existed on earth during the time, and the horribly coerced “Confessions”.
*The four are released but still have legal problems
*Super Douche asshole “detective” Glenn Ford was later convicted of extortion and bribery

1839 John D. Rockefeller, adjusted for inflation is the richest businessperson to have ever lived and donated 500 million to charity, in today’s dollars. Founder of Standard Oil, the first great U.S. Business trust, now very illegal.
*American industrialist and philanthropist
*Founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust
*World’s richest man and the first American to be worth more than $1 billion
*His foundations pioneered the development of medical research, and were instrumental in the eradication of hookworm and yellow fever
*September 1855: Rockefeller, at the age of sixteen, got his first job as an assistant bookkeeper for a small produce commission firm called Hewitt & Tuttle

1958 Kevin Bacon is an actor who has been in so many movies; you can connect him to any other actor in history in 6 degrees and 4 degrees to Adolph Hitler.
*American film and theater actor and musician
*National Lampoon’s Animal House
*A Few Good Men
*Apollo 13
*X-Men: First Class
*Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003

1970 Beck is the amazing genre breaking musician who successfully made lyrical experimental songs that are not garbage, which usually happens when you experiment lyrically.
*Bek David Campbell is an American musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist known by the stage name Beck
*First earned wider public attention for his breakthrough single “Loser”, a 1994 hit
* “Sweet Sunshine”
* “Devil’s Haircut
* “Where it’s At”
* “Rental Car”
* “Black Tambourine”
* “Que’ Onda Guero”
* “Girl”
* “E-Pro”

1958 - The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The award went to the soundtrack “Oklahoma!”
*Composed by Rogers and Hammerstein
*One of the first of the “book-musicals”
* “Oklahoma!”
* “Kansas City”
* “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning’”
* “People Will Say We’re in Love”

1969 - The U.S. Patent Office issued a patent for the game “Twister.”
*4 rows of circles, each row a color
*red, yellow, blue, green
*spinner selects a color and a limb
*right foot, left foot, right hand, left hand
*go until every person dies, falls (which ever comes first)

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