In 1606, Guy Fawkes was executed for his role in the Gunpowder Plot in Britain. In 1917, Germany announced the renewal of submarine warfare in the Atlantic. In 1968, the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive began in South Vietnam. In 2006, Samuel Alito Jr. became the 110th Supreme Court justice.
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), composer; John O'Hara (1905-70), writer; Jackie Robinson (1919-72), baseball player; Carol Channing (1921- ), actress; Norman Mailer (1923-2007), writer; Ernie Banks (1931- ), baseball player; Nolan Ryan (1947- ), baseball player; Portia de Rossi (1973- ), actress; Kerry Washington (1977- ), actress; Justin Timberlake (1981- ), singer; Marcus Mumford (1987- ), musician
In 1988, Doug Williams and the Washington Redskins defeated John Elway and the Denver Broncos, 42-10, in Super Bowl XXII.
The first Social Security check, issued today in 1940, was for $22.54 and went to Ida May Fuller, who lived on a Vermont farm. Having worked less than three years under Social Security, she only paid $24.75 into the system, but she had collected $22,888.92 by the time of her death in 1975.
"I've come to the simple recognition that would have saved me much woe 30 or 40 or 50 years ago—that one's eventual reputation has very little to do with one's talent." – Norman Mailer
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