John McCann was born.
John McFadden was born.
Kenny Pena was born.
2004 – Martha Stewart began her prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp.
1888 – For the first time the public was admitted to the Washington Monument.
1930 – Aviator Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States.
Linda Peavey was born.
1886 – The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
1973 – Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.
Paddy Tubz was born.
James Tubridy was born.
Marilyn Cowhey was born.
1984 – Space shuttle Challenger astronaut, Kathryn Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space.
Tommy Greene was born
Daniel Twomey was born.
1492 – Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas.
1792 – The cornerstone of the White House was laid.
Michael Benedetto was born.
Fernando Pires was born.
Claire Weisz was born.
1947 – U.S. Air Force Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound.
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