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.
1958: Hall of Fame baseball player Mel Ott, who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926–1947) and was the first National League player to surpass 500 home runs, dies in a car accident at the age of 49 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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