History: What Happened Today?
- In 1872, Great Britain introduces secret ballot voting.
- In 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is nominated for a third term at the Democratic Convention.
- In 1966, Carl Sagan (American astronomer and author) turned 1 billion seconds old.
- In 1986, video of the wreckage of the Titanic (which sank in 1912) was released.
- In 1999, David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched the 14th perfect game in modern major league baseball history in a game against the Montreal Expos.
- Famous Birthdays: Nelson Mandela, John Glenn, William Makepeace Thackeray, Hunter S. Thompson
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