In 1896, the Wall Street Journal began publishing the stock index known today as the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked in the Mediterranean. In 1996, Fox News Channel was launched on cable. In 2001, the U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes against strategic targets in Afghanistan.
Niels Bohr (1885-1962), physicist; Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975), spiritual/political leader; June Allyson (1917-2006), actress; Al Martino (1927-2009), singer/actor; Desmond Tutu (1931- ), archbishop/Nobel laureate; Thomas Keneally (1935- ), novelist; Vladimir Putin (1952- ), Russian politician; Yo-Yo Ma (1955- ), cellist; Simon Cowell (1959- ), TV personality; Sherman Alexie (1966- ), writer; Thom Yorke (1968- ), musician; Taylor Hicks (1976- ), singer; Charles Woodson (1976- ), football player; Aaron Ashmore (1979- ), actor; Shawn Ashmore (1979- ), actor
In 1984, Chicago Bears running back Walter Peyton broke Jim Brown's career-rushing record of 12,312 yards.
Vladimir Putin left a 2005 meeting with U.S. business executives still in possession of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring.
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." – Desmond Tutu