AUGUST 31: The Daily Flashback

1920: John Lloyd Wright was issued a patent for “Toy-Cabin Construction,” commonly known as Lincoln Logs. (U.S. patent 1,351,086)
1950: Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit four home runs in a single game off of four different pitchers.
1971: John Lennon left England to start a new life with his wife, Yoko, in New York City. He never returned to England.
1974: The final episode of “The Partridge Family” television show aired on ABC-TV.
1976: George Harrison was found guilty of “subconscious plagiarism” in a bizarre lawsuit. A judge ruled that Harrison’s 1970 song “My Sweet Lord” is musically similar to “He’s So Fine,” a 1963 hit for the girl group The Chiffons, and ordered him to pay nearly $1.6 million in damages.

BIRTHDAYS
1918: Alan Jay Lerner
1945: Van Morrison
1957: Glenn Tilbrook
1960: Chris Whitley
1970: Debbie Gibson

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