In 1815, Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo. In 1873, Susan B. Anthony was fined for trying to vote in the previous year’s presidential election. In 1948, Columbia Records revealed the new 12-inch, 33 1/3 RPM long-playing record. In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
Kay Kyser (1906-85), bandleader; Sammy Cahn (1913-93), songwriter; George Mikan (1924-2005), basketball player; Lou Brock (1939- ), baseball player; Roger Ebert (1942-2013), film critic; Paul McCartney (1942- ), musician/songwriter; Isabella Rossellini (1952- ), actress/model; Antonio Gates (1980- ), football player.
In 2000, golfer Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open by a record 15 strokes, the largest-ever margin of victory in a major.
Napoleon Bonaparte amassed the largest army ever in Europe for his invasion of Russia, and he lost more than 25,000 troops in the Battle of Waterloo alone.
“All adventures—especially into new territory—are scary.” – Sally Ride