On this day: March 14

Published On: Mar 08 2013 01:54:35 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 14 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.

OTD March 14 - George Eastman
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1932: George Eastman, the American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company, commits suicide with a single shot to the heart at the age of 77 in Rochester, New York. Over the last two years of his life, Eastman had been in intense pain caused by a disorder affecting his spine.

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