In 1783, the signing of the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War. In 1976, NASA's unmanned Viking II landed on the surface of Mars to take the first close-up color photos of the planet's surface. In 2008, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, newly announced as Senator John McCain's presidential running mate, spoke before the Republican National Convention.
Louis Sullivan (1856-1924), architect; Kitty Carlisle (1915-2007), actress; Anne Jackson (1926- ), actress; Eileen Brennan (1932-2013), actress; Malcolm Gladwell (1963- ), writer; Charlie Sheen (1965- ), actor; Shaun White (1986- ), snowboarder/skateboarder
In 1970, legendary football coach Vince Lombardi died at the age of 57.
The Viking photographs suggested that large amounts of water were once present on Mars, but the mission's chief aim—to determine if life existed on the planet—was not achieved.
"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall." – Vince Lombardi