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.
1908: Actor Fred MacMurray, best known for his roles in the film noir movie "Double Indemnity" and as widowed patriarch Steve Douglas on the sitcom "My Three Sons," is born in Kankakee, Illinois. He died of pneumonia at the age of 83 on Nov. 5, 1991.
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