1927 - Charles Lindbergh began the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis.
1932 - Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Lynne Light was born.
Jim Murphy was born.
1956 - The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped by air exploded over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
1999 - Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy on her 19th nomination.
Danielle Gannon was born.
1972 - Ceylon became Sri Lanka.
1992 - Johnny Carson hosted the last episode of his Tonight Show.
1830 - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States.
1934 - Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) were killed in a police shootout.
Kristine Caruso was born.
Linda Caruso was born.
Monica Edwards was born.
Raymond Marten was born.
Kara Oberg was born.
1844 - Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked, "What hath God wrought?"
1935 - Major League Baseball’s first night game was played under the lights at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the hometown Reds defeated Philadelphia, 2–1.
1925 - John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
1969 -Midnight Cowboy, the only X-rated film to win a best picture Oscar, was released.
Lloyd Carroll was born.
Thomas Carroll was born.
Felicia Johnson was born.
1959 - Pittsburgh Pirates’ Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves before losing, 1–0, in the 13th.
1977 - George Willig, "the human fly," scaled the World Trade Center. It took Willig three and a half hours to make the climb.
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