Paula Ann DiGioia was born.
1861 - Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union.
1952- Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodgers' history.
Marianne Henry was born.
1863 - The first underground passenger railway, the Metropolitan, opened in London.
1984 - The U.S. and the Vatican reestablished diplomatic relations after a 117-year break.
Sylvan Klein was born.
1973 - Baseball's American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule which allowed another player to bat for the pitcher.
2002 - The first al-Qaeda prisoners arrive at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
1773 - The first public museum in the U.S. was established in Charleston, S.C.
1915 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.
Walker Hornung was born.
Scott Ruscillo was born.
1999 - Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would "unretire" again in 2001.
2002 - After 17,162 performances, The Fantasticks ended its almost 42-year off Broadway run.
Bernadette McCann was born.
1954 - Marilyn Monroe married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. 1963 - George Wallace was sworn in as Alabama's governor, promising "segregation forever."
Anne Marie Greene was born.
Joan Prendergast was born.
Mary Butler was born.
Richie Magoolaghan was born.
Bob Magoolaghan was born.
1967 - The first Super Bowl was played: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS