In 1963, a U.S.-Soviet diplomatic teletype hotline, intended to prevent accidental war, was installed. In 1967, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first African-American Supreme Court justice. In 1996, Russian and Chechen leaders agreed to a ceasefire, ending the first Chechen war.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer; Huey Long (1893-1935), politician; Shirley Booth (1898-1992), actress; Roy Wilkins (1901-81), civil rights activist; Fred MacMurray (1908-91), actor; Ted Williams (1918-2002), baseball player; Warren Buffett (1930- ), businessman; Cameron Diaz (1972- ), actress; Andy Roddick (1982- ), tennis player
In 1905, Ty Cobb made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers.
The number of hours Americans spent online more than doubled between 2000 and 2012, from 9.4 hours per week to 20.4 hours per week.
"The task of winning our share was not the easy one of disengagement and flight but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps, of disappointments—and of sweet success." – Roy Wilkins