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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Today in History February 2nd, 2011

1870- Mark Twain marries Olivia Langdon

1892- the "Bottle Cap" is patented

1925- 1st Sears retail store opens

1931- 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)

1931- New York City's Grand Central Terminal opens

1932- Al Capone is sent to prison

1936- Babe Ruth elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame

1949- 1st 45 RPM vinyl record released

1962- 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years

1964- G.I. Joe ("Government Issue Joe") action figures are launched

1967- Bolivia adopts its constitution

1967- formation of American Basketball Association is announced

1995- U.S. Space shuttle Discovery launched