Bill Gehlhaus was born.
Khaleel Anderson was born.
Alyssa Santiago was born.
1770 - Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .
2001 - Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.
1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.
1942 - Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.
Michael Clark was born.
Sandi Rose was born.
Vicky Bacalles Comiano was born.
1983 - The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system.
Cathy Concepcion Gaines was born.
1775 - The United States Army was founded.
1954 - President Eisenhower signed the order inserting the words "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance.
Marni Rhyne was born.
Luke Raphael Tomasetti was born.
1215 - King John sealed the Magna Carta.
1923 - Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.
John Ayrey was born.
Suntan Dan Edwards was born.
Mikey McElhatton was born.
Shane Shackelford was born.
Christine Slowey was born.
Nicole Taylor-Lang was born.
1858 - Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand."
2004 - The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.
Brendan Brosh was born.
Michael Reinhardt was born.
1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS