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On this day: March 14

Published On: Mar 08 2013 01:54:35 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 14 2014 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 - Walter Camp
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1925: Walter Camp, one of the most accomplished persons in the early history of football, dies of heart failure at age 65 in New York City. Known as the "Father of American Football," he invented the sport's line of scrimmage and the system of downs and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. He played collegiately at Yale College and later served as a head coach at both Yale and Stanford University, compiling a coaching record of 79-5-3. His Yale teams of 1888, 1891, and 1892 have been recognized as national champions.

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