In 1865, the last Confederate forces fighting the Civil War surrendered. In 1897, Bram Stoker's novel Dracula was first published. In 1972, the U.S. and USSR signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated appellate court judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Al Jolson (1886-1950), singer; Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), photographer; John Wayne (1907-79), actor; Peggy Lee (1920-2002), singer; Miles Davis (1926-91), musician; Stevie Nicks (1948- ), singer/songwriter; Pam Grier (1949- ), actress; Sally Ride (1951-2012), astronaut; Lenny Kravitz (1964- ), singer/songwriter; Helena Bonham Carter (1966- ), actress; Matt Stone (1971- ), screenwriter/TV producer; Lauryn Hill (1975- ), singer; Ben Zobrist (1981- ), baseball player
In 1959, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix pitched the longest perfect game in Major League Baseball history—12 innings—only to lose 1-0 on a home run in the 13th inning.
Only two U.S. presidents went on to serve in Congress after holding the nation's highest office: John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson.
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." – Dorothea Lange
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