The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.
1974: The football comedy "The Longest Yard," starring Burt Reynolds, opens in theaters. Reynolds plays Paul "Wrecking" Crewe, a former star pro football quarterback who is imprisoned and leads a team of inmates against the guards in a game of football.
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