1921 Lisbeth Holz Roessler was born in Cincinnati.
1959 The Twilight Zone premiered on television.
1968 California’s Redwood National Park was established.
2015 15th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
1957 California Superior Court ruled that Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems was not obscene.
1957 Dawn of Space Age as USSR launched Sputnik, the first man-
1957 Leave It To Beaver premiered on CBS.
1978 Kathryn Blum was born.
1916 Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-
2001 Tom Ridge became the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security.
1960 D. A. Wilson was born in Walnut Creek, California.
1981 Capital punishment abolished in France.
1492 After a 33-
1979 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams was published.
1884 Greenwich, London, England was established as the Universal Time meridian of longitude.
1582 Due to implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day did not exist in the year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1947 U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier.
1953 Christina Johns Wilson was born in Idaho.
1956 Fortran, the first modern computer language, was initially shared by computer coders.
1859 Fanatical abolitionist John Brown and about 20 followers seized the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
1386 Universität Heidelburg, the oldest German university, held its first lecture.
1960 The U.S. embargo on Cuba began as the State Department prohibited shipment of all goods except medicine and food.
1987 Black Monday on Wall Street, Dow Jones Average fell 508 points -
1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd band’s plane crashed.
1991 Oakland Hills firestorm.
2012 Alan Farley died at age 76.
2012 George McGovern died.
1972 Brian Cox, DJ and artist, was born.
2008 “Bloody Friday” world stock exchanges crashed about 10% in most indices.
1861 The Pony Express officially ceased operations.
1904 The New York City Subway began operating, world’s first underground and underwater rail system.
1971 Musician Duane Allman died.
1995 Author Terry Southern died.
1997 Anton Szandor LaVey, carny, occulist and Church of Satan founder, died.
1922 Benito Mussolini was installed as the Prime Minister of Italy.