Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, Ford discontinues the Edsel, Rocky and Bullwinkle make their debut, Milli Vanilli lose their Grammy, and the first Wii goes on sale, all on this day.
1977: Gymnast Kerri Strug, who won an All-Around gold medal with the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, is born in Tucson, Ariz. She is best remembered for performing the vault to help guarantee the gold medal despite having injured her ankle and for subsequently being carried to the podium by her coach, Bela Karolyi.
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