History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
1958: Cartoonist Bill Watterson, best known as the creator of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes," is born in Washington, D.C. The reclusive Watterson cherishes his private life and was rarely seen in public or gave interviews even during the strip's run from 1985 to 1995. After retiring the strip, he again retreated into a private life in northeast Ohio. Seen here is the cover of the first collection of "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strips, released in April 1987.
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