In 1807, former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr was indicted for treason. In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the Truman Doctrine, which was intended to combat the spread of Communism. In 1992, Johnny Carson signed off as the Tonight Show host for the last time. In 2011, a tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, claiming 162 lives.
Richard Wagner (1813-83), composer; Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), artist; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), writer; Laurence Olivier (1907-89), actor/director; Charles Aznavour (1924- ), singer/songwriter/actor; Morrissey (1959- ), singer; Naomi Campbell (1970- ), fashion model; Ginnifer Goodwin (1978- ), actress; Apolo Ohno (1982- ), speed skater; Novak Djokovic (1987- ), tennis player
In 2003, Annika Sorenstam became the first woman golfer since 1945 to officially compete against men at a pro tour tournament.
A group of Confederate Army veterans formed the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1865.
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle