1949 – The National Basketball Association was formed.
1981 – U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike.
Keith Green was born.
Ginny Danaher was born.
1892 – Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother were killed with an axe in Fall River, Mass.
1944 – Anne Frank and her family were found hiding in Amsterdam by Nazis
James Supple was born.
Mike Dalton was born.
Anne Murphy was born.
1861 – For the first time, the U.S. government levied an income tax.
1962 – Marilyn Monroe died.
John Grillo was born.
Janice Ameruso was born.
1945 – The first atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
1997 – British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams, meet—the first time in 76 years that a British leader and an IRA ally meet.
Jim Cunningham was born.
2000 – Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Conn., was selected by Al Gore to be the first Jewish vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket.
2007 – Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron on baseball’s all-time homerun list. The record is discredited by many because of Bond’s alleged steroid use.
Tom McVeigh was born.
Tom Boggiano was born.
Michael Foley was born.
Terri Bennett was born.
1876 – Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
1974 – President Nixon announced he would resign the following day as a result of the Watergate scandal.
Thomas Pulkowski was born.
1936 – Jesse Owens became the first American to win four gold medals in one Olympics.
1995 – Jerry Garcia, lead singer and guitarist of the Grateful Dead, died.