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.
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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