1851 Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville, is first published1867 United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2M. This day is celebrated annually as Alaska Day.1898 United States takes possession of Puerto Rico.1925 The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN opens.1954 Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio1968 Bob Beamon makes an amazing long jump and sets a world record of 8.90m1977 Reggie Jackson hits three consecutive home runs in a baseball game. Famous Birthdays:
1926 Chuck Berry (Singer)1928 Keith Jackson (Sports Commentator)1935 Peter Boyle (Actor)1939 Mike Ditka (Former NFL Football Coach)1939 Lee Harvey Oswald (Assassin of President Kennedy)1956 Martina Navratilova (Tennis Player)1984 Lindsey Vonn (Gold Medal Skier)1987 Zac Efron (Actor High School Musical)
Want to know who was born on your birthday? What happened on your birthday? Select the month and day to see more fun and historical events and famous birthdays for that date:
Want to know what happened on a given year? What happened the year you were born? Click here for a list of years.
Back to Ducksters Home Page