1972 - Howerd Deering Johnson, American businessman who founded Howard Johnson's (b. 1897)
2012 - Judy Agnew, American wife of Spiro Agnew, she was the 29th Second Lady of the United States (b. 1921)
2017 - Albert Johnson, American music artist known as Prodigy (b. 1974)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1987 - Comedian Johnny Carson marries his 4th wife Alexis Mass
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This Day in History
1782 - The Great Seal of the United States is adopted by the U.S. Congress
1787 - At the Federal Convention, Oliver Ellsworth moves to call the government the 'United States'
1819 - The U.S. vessel SS Savannah is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic and arrive in Liverpool, UK
1837 - Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne
1840 - Samuel Morse obtains the patent for the telegraph
1863 - West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. State
1877 - The first commercial telephone service is installed by Alexander Graham Bell in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
1893 - Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother
1944 - The first man made object to reach outer space is the experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket that reaches an altitude of 176 km
1975 - The film Jaws is released in the U.S. and becomes the highest grossing film