Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" and "Rocky" premiere 45 years apart, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.
1969: Baseball player Ken Griffey Jr., one of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball history, is born in Donora, Pennsylvania. A 13-time All-Star who spent most of his 22-year career with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, his 630 home runs rank as the sixth-most in MLB history.
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