Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, Ford discontinues the Edsel, Milli Vanilli lose their Grammy, and the first Wii goes on sale, all on this day.
1954: Sammy Davis Jr. nearly dies in a serious car accident in San Bernardino, California, during a return trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Three days later, Davis would lose the ability see with his left eye as a result of the injuries he suffered in the crash. He would wear an eye patch for at least six months following the accident but was later fitted for a glass eye.
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