This Day In History
1684 - Japan's shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa was born.
1701 - Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer.
1779 - The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.
1839 - The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston.
1889 - Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City.
1901 - The Army War College was established in Washington, DC.
1910 - New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
1939 - The play "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson, opened in New York.
1951 - Hosea Richardson became the first black horse racing jockey to be licensed in Florida.
1963 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress.
1970 - Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
1973 - The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.
1978 - San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.
1980 - Dave Williams (Chicago Bears) became the first player in NFL history to return a kick for touchdown in overtime.
1983 - 183 people were killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Barajas airport in Madrid.
1985 - The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consulting role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.
1987 - French hostages Jean-Louis Normandin and Roger Auque were set free by their pro-Iranian captors in West Beirut, Lebanon.
1989 - 107 people were killed when a bomb destroyed a Colombian jetliner minutes after the plane had taken off from Bogota's international airport. Police blamed the incident on drug traffickers.
1991 - The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that led the way for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Yugoslavia.
1992 - In Venezuela, rebel forces tried but failed to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time in ten months.
Whose Birthday Is It?
Mona Washbourne 1903
James Agee 1909
"Buffalo" Bob Smith 1917
Bruce Lee 1940
Eddie Rabbit 1941
Jimi Hendrix 1942
Caroline Kennedy 1957
Charlie Burchill 1957
Lori Barbero 1960
Charlie Benante 1962
Mike Bordin 1962
Fisher Stevens 1963
Robin Givens 1964
Jaleel White 1976
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