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On August 7 of years past, these historical things happened (then)!
945 – The mirror rod was invented by Scot Frederick Shaun. It was a half-inch diameter cylinder covered in reflective surface, created so Shaun’s wife could see herself sort of if she squinted and sort of rotated the rod, and was okay with seeing only little parts of herself at any one time, etc. as she prepared her face for the day’s events. Many people of the time considered the innovation to be second only to the mirror as a means to see one’s reflected image.
1891 – Dr. James Naismith gathered 10 Springfield, MA, young boys to, in two teams of five, set fires to one another’s parents’ homes. It was this game that Dr. Naismith came to refine over the next several months into the game we now know as basketball!
1947 – Crooner Frank Sinatra
Michael Jordan, a basketball player