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.
2003: Record producer Phil Spector is charged in the Feb. 3, 2003, shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion in Alhambra, Calif. Spector pleaded innocent and would remain free on $1 million bail while awaiting trial. Spector's first trial would end in a mistrial because of a hung jury in September 2007, but he would be found guilty in 2009 and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.
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U.S. Army Signal Corps
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