In 1889, New York World reporter Nellie Bly set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days, inspired by Jules Verne; it took her 72 days. In 1910, an airplane took flight from the deck of a ship for the first time, near Hampton Roads, Virginia. In 1995, a budget impasse in Congress led to a partial government shutdown.
Robert Fulton (1765-1815), inventor; Claude Monet (1840-1926), painter; Aaron Copland (1900-90), composer; William Steig (1907-2003), cartoonist/author; Joseph McCarthy (1908-57), politician; Veronica Lake (1922-73), actress; Ed White (1930-67), astronaut; Wendy Carlos (1939- ), composer; Prince Charles (1948- ), Prince of Wales; Condoleezza Rice (1954- ), former secretary of state; Yanni (1954- ), musician; Curt Schilling (1966- ), baseball player; Josh Duhamel (1972- ), actor; Travis Barker (1975- ), musician; Vanessa Bayer (1981- ), actress; Russell Tovey (1981- ), actor; T.Y. Hilton (1989- ), football player
In 1956, New York Yankee Mickey Mantle was named American League MVP for the first time; he finished the season with 52 home runs and 130 RBIs.
The Dow Jones industrial average is not the actual average price of its component stocks, but a weighted average that compensates for the effects of stock splits and other adjustments.
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." – Howard Zinn