JUNE 13: The Daily Flashback
1825: Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He then then sold the rights for $400.
1912: In Jefferson, Mississippi, Captain Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump from an airplane.
1920: The U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post.
1958: Frank Zappa graduated from Antelope Valley High in Lancaster, California.
1971: The New York Times began publishing the “Pentagon Papers,” a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam.
1983: The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. It was launched in March 1972.
1989: Jerry Lee Lewis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1865: William Butler Yeats
1905: Doc Cheatham
1940: Bobby Freeman
1949: Dennis Locorriere
1954: Bo Donaldson
1955: F. Lee Harvey Blotto (aka Paul Rapp)
1968: David Gray
1970: Rivers Cuomo
1972: Clyde McPhatter
1986: Benny Goodman
2010: Jimmy Dean
2017: Anita Pallenberg