Laurel and Hardy team up, a human heart is transplanted for the first time, an assassin targets Bob Marley, and the first text message is sent via phone, all on this day.
1775: The Grand Union flag, the precursor to the Stars and Stripes, is raised aboard the Continental Navy vessel Alfred by Lt. John Paul Jones.
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