On this day: August 14

POSTED: 11:06 PM Aug 11 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 14 2013

The license plate and Social Security are born, basketball makes a muddy Olympic debut, a classic backyard kids toy is invented, and the Oklahoma City bomber is sentenced to death, all on this day.

OTD August 14 - Doc Holliday
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1851: John Henry "Doc" Holliday, the gambler, gunfighter and dentist who played a part in the Earp family's shootout at the O.K. Coral in Tombstone, Ariz., is born in Griffin, Ga.

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