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.
1968: Barry Sanders, a Heisman Trophy winner, four-time NFL rushing champion and 1997 NFL MVP, is born in Wichita, Kansas. Sanders, who played collegiately at Oklahoma State and spent his entire 10-season NFL career with the Detroit Lions, is an inductee of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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