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.
1928: Frank Borman, an astronaut and commander of the Apollo 8 mission that took the first manned flight around the moon in 1968, is born in Gary, Indiana. Before flying on Apollo, he set a 14-day spaceflight endurance record on Gemini 7. He also received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and served as the CEO of Eastern Air Lines from 1975 to 1986 after leaving NASA.
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