1938 – The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was published.
1968 – Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, died.
1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) debuted.
Brynn Coursey Heegan was born.
1886 – Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. president to get married in the White House.
1941 – Baseball great, Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, a rare type of paralysis now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Grace Miller was born.
Brendan Gallagher was born.
1937 – The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.
1989 – Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini died.
Helen Timlin-Kilgallen was born.
Victoria Barber was born.
Jessica McCormick was born.
1896 – Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.
2003 – Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.
Jen Hynes Sullivan was born.
Regina Murphy was born.
Maureen McElhinney was born.
1752 – Benjamin Franklin flew a kite to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity.
1968 – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day.
Brian Mullen was born.
Pat Gallagher was born.
1944 – Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.
2002 – Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home.
Janet Deering was born.
Liz Corso was born.
1775 – The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.
1929 – Vatican City became a sovereign state.