A president is shot, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks an unbreakable record, and the world mourns the passing of a princess, all on this day.
1916: The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, is opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders. The store incorporated shopping baskets, self-service branded products and checkouts at the front.
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