IT HAPPENED TODAY
• 1746: Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.
• 1797: French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet.
• 1968: Apollo 7, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard, returned to Earth.
• 1976: Red Dye No. 4 was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it was discovered that it caused tumors in the bladders of dogs.
• 2004: In Germany some guys attempted to rob a bank. While the tellers were getting the money together one of the gun totin’ knuckleheads dropped his pistol. It hit the floor and shattered into several pieces, revealing itself as a plastic fake. As the crooks were making a hasty exit without their cash, another crook dropped his gun.
• 2008: Google Play was launched, the official app store for the Android operating system.
• 2012: Based on the findings of a systematic doping investigation, Lance Armstrong was banned for life from participating in International Cycling Union-sanctioned events and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
• 2016: AT&T purchased Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) for $85.4 billion.
• 2018: Actress Selma Blair revealed she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.