In 1920, a bomb explosion on Wall Street killed 30 people and injured about 100 more. In 1940, Samuel Rayburn (D, TX) was elected to serve as speaker of the House of Representatives. In 1955, Argentinean president Juan Perón was ousted by a military coup. In 1974, President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), actress; B.B. King (1925- ), musician; Peter Falk (1927-2011), actor; Henry Louis Gates Jr. (1950- ), writer/academic; Mickey Rourke (1952- ), actor; David Copperfield (1956- ), magician; Molly Shannon (1964- ), actress; Marc Anthony (1968- ), singer; Amy Poehler (1971- ), actress; Nick Jonas (1992- ), singer/musician
In 1988, Tim Browning pitched a perfect game for the Cincinnati Reds, in a one-run victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Samuel Rayburn (D, TX) was the longest-serving speaker of the House of Representatives in American history; he served for 17 (nonconsecutive) years (1940-47; 1949-53; 1955-61).
"History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion." – Gerald Ford
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