In 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication in Pennsylvania. In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat became the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, where he met with Prime Minister Menachem Begin. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time.
James A. Garfield (1831-81), 20th U.S. president; Tommy Dorsey (1905-56), bandleader; Indira Gandhi (1917-84), Indian prime minister; Roy Campanella (1921-93), baseball player; Larry King (1933- ), TV personality; Ted Turner (1938- ), media magnate; Calvin Klein (1942- ), fashion designer; Sharon Olds (1942- ), poet; Ann Curry (1956- ), television journalist; Annette Gordon-Reed (1958- ), historian; Charlie Kaufman (1958- ), filmmaker; Allison Janney (1959- ), actress; Meg Ryan (1961- ), actress; Jodie Foster (1962- ), actress; Savion Glover (1973- ), dancer/choreographer; Jack Dorsey (1976- ), Twitter cofounder; Adam Driver (1983- ), actor; Patrick Kane (1988- ), hockey player
In 2001, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the first major league baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player awards. He won again each of the following three years.
The number of sets of quintuplets, sextuplets, and septuplets born in the U.S. increased from 13 in 1990 to 24 in 2014. (The all-time high was 91 sets in 2007.)
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