In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In 1967, the USS Forrestal catches on fire off the coast of Vietnam, killing 134. In 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59), writer/historian/political scientist; Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), Italian dictator; Theda Bara (1885-1955), actress; Clara Bow (1905-65), actress; Elizabeth Dole (1936- ), politician; Sharon Creech (1945- ), writer; Peter Jennings (1938-2005), TV news anchor; Ken Burns (1953- ), documentary filmmaker; Tim Gunn (1953- ), TV personality; Martina McBride (1966- ), singer; Wil Wheaton (1972- ), actor/writer; Josh Radnor (1974- ), actor
In 2003, Bill Mueller of the Boston Red Sox became the first major league batter in history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a single game.
The Boy Scouts of America organization was founded in 1910, and the American Girl Guides (later changed to Girl Scouts) was founded two years later.
"In order to enjoy the inestimable benefits that the liberty of the press ensures, it is necessary to submit to the inevitable evils it creates." – Alexis de Tocqueville