1791 - Samuel Mulliken became the first person to receive more than one patent from the U.S. Patent Office.
1927 - Samuel Roxy Rothafel opened the famous Roxy Theatre in New York City.
1930 - Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000.
1968 - Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for his single, "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay."
1969 - The Jackson 5 signed with Motown Records.
1997 - Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.