Daniel Twomey was born.
Katherine Sullivan Frain was born.
Mark Aiken was born.
1492 – Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas.
2000 – 17 U.S. sailors killed with the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
1792 – The cornerstone of the White House was laid.
1943 – Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.
Michael Benedetto was born.
Fernando Pires was born.
Claire Weisz was born.
Mason Porretto was born.
1947 – U.S. Air Force Captain Charles Yeager became the first person to
travel faster than the speed of sound.
1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in
David Bernstein was born.
1951 – I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, had its television debut.
1991 – Clarence Thomas got a narrow (52–48) Senate confirmation of his
nomination to the Supreme Court.
Laurice Keating was born.
Peter McNelis was born
Robby Schwach was born.
Buck Grottano was born.
1793 – French queen Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.
1978 – John Paul II was elected pope.
Jessica Schulman was born.
1931 – Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1989 – An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.
Blanche Brady was born.
1867 – The United States took possession of Alaska from Russia.