In 1883, U.S. and Canadian railroads formed five standard time zones. In 1928, Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie premiered. In 1963, the first push button telephones were test-marketed in Carnegie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In 1985, comic strip Calvin and Hobbes made its first newspaper appearance.
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), composer; Louis Daguerre (1787-1851), inventor; Dorothy Dix (1861-1951), journalist; George Gallup (1901-84), pollster; Johnny Mercer (1909-76), lyricist; Alan Shepard (1923-98), astronaut; Margaret Atwood (1939- ), writer; Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010), Cherokee leader; Elizabeth Perkins (1960- ), actress; Owen Wilson (1968- ), actor; Megyn Kelly (1970- ), TV host; Chloë Sevigny (1974- ), actress; David Ortiz (1975- ), baseball player; Nasim Pedrad (1981- ), actress; Allyson Felix (1985- ), Olympic runner; Christian Siriano (1985- ), fashion designer
In 1985, Washington quarterback Joe Theismann's leg was so badly injured in a tackle by New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor that he never played again.
Americans consumed 51.4 pounds of beef and 62.6 pounds of chicken per capita in 2015.
"I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years, but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me." – Alan Shepard