America gives its Army generals five stars, a family favorite amusement park ride is patented, Dylan plugs in, and Roseanne "sings," all on this day.
1959: The SR-N1, the world's first practical hovercraft, crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over two hours.
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