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On This Day Weekend May 2, 3, 4

On This Day in history:

FRIDAY:

1885- The magazine, "Good Housekeeping" is first published.

1946- Prisoners revolt at California's Alcatraz prison.

1972- Dwayne Johnson, a wrestler and actor known as "The Rock," is born.

1974- The filming of "Jaws" begins in Martha's Vineyard, MA.

SATURDAY:

1921- West Virginia imposes the first state sales tax.

1937- Margaret Mitchell wins a Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With The Wind."

1960- "The Fantasticks" opens.  The show became the longest-running musical in theater history on May 13th, 1984 when it performed its 10,000th show.

1971- National Public Radio is broadcast for the first time.



SUNDAY:

1886- Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patent the gramophone.  It is the first practical  phonograph.

1929- Audrey Hepburn, actress, is born.

1932- Al Capone enters the Atlanta Penitentiary federal prison for income tax evasion.

1959- The winners of the first annual Grammy Awards are announced.

1979- Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first woman Prime Minister.







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