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.
1942: Tennis player Margaret Court, who amassed more major titles than any other player in history, is born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. A retired world No. 1 player, won 24 majors during her career and in 1970 became the first woman during tennis's open era to win the singles Grand Slam (all four majors in the same calendar year). She also won 19 women's doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles at major tournaments, giving her a record 64 major titles overall.
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