America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.
1933: Actor Robert Blake, most known for his role as a child actor in the "Our Gang" shorts and as an adult for "In Cold Blood" and the TV series "Baretta," is born in Nutley, N.J. Blake was also tried and acquitted in 2005 of the 2001 murder of his wife, although he was later found liable in civil court for her wrongful death.
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