In 1903, the first ever World Series game was played. In 1949, Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong raised the flag of the People's Republic of China for the first time at a ceremony in Beijing. In 1971, Walt Disney World opened to the public in Orlando, Florida. In 1989, Danish activists Axel and Eigil Axgil became the world's first legally married same-sex couple. In 2013, the U.S. federal government partially shut down as the result of a budget impasse.
Walter Matthau (1920-2000), actor; Jimmy Carter (1924- ), 39th U.S. president; William Rehnquist (1924-2005), U.S. Supreme Court chief justice; Tom Bosley (1927-2010), actor; Julie Andrews (1935- ), actress; Rod Carew (1945- ), baseball player; Tim O'Brien (1946- ), writer; Esai Morales (1962- ), actor; Mark McGwire (1963- ), baseball player/coach; Zach Galifianakis (1969- ), actor/comedian; Rupert Friend (1981- ), actor; Matt Cain (1984- ), baseball player; Jurnee Smollett (1986- ), actress; Brie Larson (1989- ), actress
In 1961, Roger Maris hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking the single-season record that had been held by Babe Ruth since 1927.
31.7 percent of Americans over age 15 in 2014 had never been married.
"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good." – Jimmy Carter