1985 - Michael Phelps, American swimmer who is the most decorated Olympian of all times with a total of 28 medals
1785 - James Oglethorpe, English General and politician who was the founder and 1st colonial Governor of Georgia (b. 1696)
2001 - Chet Atkins, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer who was known as "Mr. Guitar", and "The Country Gentleman" (b. 1924)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1831 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee marries Mary Curtis in Arlington Virginia
2006 - U.S. Singer Jessica Simpson divorces Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees
2008 - Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries businessman John Easterling
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
What determines a healthy recipe? What should you be looking for to determine if the recipes that look good to you, are actually healthy? There are millions of recipes to choose from!? A healthy diet habit is to choose great recipe choices most of the time!
Find out tips of what to look for to choose a healthy recipe from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1805 - The U.S. Congress organizes the Michigan Territory
1864 - Yosemite Valley in California is granted for public use, resort, and recreation by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
1882 - Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington D.C. after he assassinated U.S. President James Garfield
1906 - The Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act is passed by the U.S. Congress
1937 - The world's first emergency telephone number (999), is introduced in London
1953 - The first Chevrolet Corvette is made in Flint, Michigan
1956 - 128 are killed when a TWA Super Constellation collides with a United Airlines DC-7 above the Grand Canyon in Arizona
1960 - Congo gains independence from Belgium
1966 - The U.S. largest feminist organization, The National Organization for Women is founded
1971 - Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
1977 - The Southeast Asia Treat Organization disbands
1985 - Thirty nine American hostages are freed in Beirut after being hijacked on TWA Flight 847 and held for 17 days
1990 - East and West Germany merge their economies
2013 - Nineteen firefighters die during a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona
This Day in Music
1971 - San Francisco's Fillmore West concert hall closes down
1973 - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) by George Harrison hits #1 on the US singles chart
2000 - Nine people are crushed to death at a Pearl Jam concert at Denmark's Roskilde Festival when the crowd rushes the stage
2001 - The Rockabilly Hall of Fame opens in Jackson, Tennessee
This Day in Sports
1965 - The Atlanta Falcons are granted a franchise by the NFL
1970 - The Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati opens
1987 - A new world record in high jump is set by Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden
1988 - The city of Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so the White Sox won't move to Florida
1994 - After 392 flawless games, the Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. One who is unhappy, or extols being miserable as a virtue; a philosopher of pessimism.
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