An audience goes to the cinema for the first time, streetcars come to San Francisco, The Beatles' "White Album" goes to No. 1, and the first American test-tube baby is born, all on this day.
2000: After lower-than-expected sales during the Christmas season, retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business and would close its remaining 250 retail outlets and lay off its 37,000 employees. All the stores closed within weeks of the announcement and the company was liquidated by the end of May 2001.
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