On this day: August 14

POSTED: 11:06 PM Aug 11 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 14 2014

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 - Ron Palillo
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2012: Actor Ron Palillo, best known for playing Arnold Horshack on the sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," dies of a heart attack at age 63 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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