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.
1935: Singer-songwriter and musician John Phillips (top), leader of the singing group The Mamas & the Papas, is born in Parris Island, South Carolina. Phillips, who died of heart failure at age 65 on March 18, 2001, was also the father of Chynna Phillips, a member of the band Wilson Phillips, and actresses Mackenzie Phillips and Bijou Phillips.
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