JUNE 19: The Daily Flashback
1873: Eadweard Muybridge successfully photographed a horse named Sallie Gardner in fast motion using a series of 24 stereoscopic cameras. This is considered the first step toward motion pictures.
1934: The U.S. Congress established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate radio and later TV broadcasting.
1939: In Atlanta, legislation was enacted that banned pinball machines in the city.
1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
1971: Carole King’s album Tapestry hit No. 1, where it stayed for 15 weeks.
1978: The comic strip Garfield first appeared in newspapers.
1980: Donna Summer became the first act to sign with Geffen Records.
1981: “Superman II” set the all-time, one-day record for theater box-office receipts when it took in $5.5 million.
1989: The movie “Batman” premiered.
1897: Moe Howard
1902: Guy Lombardo
1914: Lester Flatt
1919: Pauline Kael
1939: Al Wilson
1947: Salman Rushdie
1948: Nick Drake
1950: Ann Wilson
1954: Kathleen Turner
1956: Doug Stone
1962: Paula Abdul
1997: Bobby Helms
2013: Slim Whitman
2014: Gerry Goffin