In 1892, the fashion magazine Vogue published its first issue. In 1903, Orville Wright made the first controlled, sustained flight in a power-driven airplane. In 1967, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared while swimming; he was ultimately presumed drowned. In 1989, the first episode of The Simpsons aired. In 2010, street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest of government mistreatment in Tunisia; he became a catalyst of Arab Spring protests.
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92), poet; Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), novelist; William Safire (1929-2009), columnist; Pope Francis (1936- ), Roman Catholic leader; John Kennedy Toole (1937-69), novelist; Ernie Hudson (1945- ), actor; Eugene Levy (1946- ), actor/comedian; Bill Pullman (1953- ), actor; Paula Radcliffe (1973- ), long-distance runner; Sarah Paulson (1974- ), actress; Manny Pacquiao (1978- ), boxer; Chase Utley (1978- ), baseball player; Ryan Hunter-Reay (1980- ), race car driver
In 1933, the Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants to win the NFL championship in a game played at Chicago's Wrigley Field.
An attempt to recreate the Wright brothers' inaugural flight failed to take off in 2003, on the first flight's 100-year anniversary.
"I think we all have a need to know what we do not need to know." – William Safire