The nation's capital is founded, the world gets its first parking meter, Joltin' Joe sets an unbreakable record, and man heads to the moon, all on this day.
1959: The Coasters record "Poison Ivy." After being released in August 1959, the song would go to No. 1 on the R&B chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was their third top-10 hit of that year following "Charlie Brown" and "Along Came Jones."
National Archives and Records Administration
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