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.
1956: Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner is born in New York City. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes." He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film "Munich" and wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film "Lincoln."
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