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1885 Eastman Kodak produces the first commercial moving-picture film.
1951 The United States Air Force Flag is approved. The design, which is laid out on a blue background, includes the coat of arms, thirteen white stars, and the Air Force Seal.
1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine to prevent polio, an infectious viral disease of the central nervous system that sometimes results in permanent paralysis.
1962 The Supreme Court backs the one-man, one-vote apportionment of seats in the State Legislature.
1979 In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign the Camp David Accords, the first peace agreement between the state of Israel and one of its Arab neighbors.
1982 Groundbreaking ceremonies are held in Washington D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1989 Boris Yeltsin becomes the first popularly elected president of Russia during the first free elections in the history of the Soviet Union.
1997 Police enter a mansion in Santa Fe, California, and discover thirty-nine bodies from a mass suicide. The victims were all members of the religious cult, "Heavenís Gate," who believed that by committing suicide, they would be picked up by an alien spacecraft following behind the Hale-Bopp comet.
1997 The 39 bodies of Heaven's Gate members are found in a mansion in Santa Fe, CA. The group had committed suicide thinking that they would be picked up by a spaceship following behind the comet Hale-Bopp.
1998 In the U.S., the Federal government endorses new HIV test that yields instant results.
1998 Unisys Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. pay a $3.15 million fine for selling spare parts at inflated prices to the U.S. federal government.
1999 The macro virus "Melissa" was reported for the first.
1999 In Michigan, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection and putting it all on videotape on September 17, 1998 for "60 Minutes."
2000 The Seattle Kingdome was imploded to make room for a new football arena.
2000 In Russia, acting President Vladimir Putin was elected president outright. He won a sufficient number of votes to avoid a runoff election.


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