Walter Meyer was born.
Bob Bruns was born.
2003 - Mars made its closest approach to earth in 60,000 years.
Dennis Cummins was born.
Michael Cozmo Nolan was born.
Melisa Ritchie was born.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators.
1968 - Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clashed in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.
Robert Coughlin was born.
1966 -The Beatles played their last major live concert at Candlestick Park, California.
2005 -Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000.
Joseph Courtney was born.
Ann Hamilton Reen was born.
1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.
Kevin O’Connor was born.
1994 -Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltic states.
1997 - Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris.
Loretta Courtney was born.
1807 - Former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.
1939 - World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
1901 - Vice President Theodore Roosevelt gave his "speak softly and carry a big stick" speech, regarding foreign policy, at the Minnesota State Fair.
1945 - Japan's formal surrender in World War II was celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS