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.
1907: Botanist and entrepreneur Orville Redenbacher, most often associated with the brand of popcorn that bears his name, is born in Brazil, Indiana. He died at age 88 on Sept. 19, 1995.
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