1990: George Steinbrenner is forced to step down as New York Yankees general partner for associating with known gamblers.
1986: “Going postal” is coined. A mail carrier in Oklahoma fatally shoots fourteen fellow workers.
1982: U.S. Marines land in Beirut, Lebanon.
1974: Gerald Ford assumes the Presidency when Richard Nixon resigns, and chooses Nelson Rockefeller as Vice-President.
1974: Nolan Ryan pitch measured at a then baseball record 100.4 mph.
1971: FBI begins a covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr, an outspoken critic of President Nixon.
1965: Rolling Stones release their first #1 U.S. hit: Satisfaction.
1964: President Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, a landmark anti-poverty bill, totaling nearly $1 billion.
1960: Space Race heats up. Russia recovers two dogs, the first living organisms to return from space.
1956: Republicans convene in San Francisco to re-nominate President Eisenhower.