History: What Happened Today?
- In 1804, Aaron Burr (Vice President of the US) killed Alexander Hamilton (Secretary of the Treasury of the US) in a duel.
- In 1914, Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleveland 4-3 .
- In 1962, the first transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I).
- In 1977, The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
- In 1979, the Skylab space station re-enters the earth's atmosphere. Pieces land in the Indian Ocean and in Australia.
- Famous Birthdays: E.B. White (American writer of children's books and essays), John Quincy Adams (US President), Jeff Corwin (wildlife expert)
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