1865 - The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt. He was the first person to come up with a substitute for the ivory ball (in use at the time).
1886 - Griswold Lorillard (of Lorillard tobacco fame) wore a tailless dress coat that was tailored in England. He wore it to the country club at Tuxedo Park, New York; therefore, the name: tuxedo. The rest is formal fashion history. The tux would later replace the tailcoat.
1979 - It was a big day for Fleetwood Mac. They received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was also ‘Fleetwood Mac Day’ in Los Angeles, by proclamation of Mayor Tom Bradley. And the group’s new album, Tusk, was unveiled at a record-company party that night. The double-record set took thirteen months to finish and cost over a million dollars.
Yes, I paid about $16 for this double album in 1979
And most important of all-it's my birthday!! Merry birthday to me!