1916 - Pancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 17.
1933 - Great Depression: The U.S. Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress.
1943 - Bobby Fischer, American chess player is born
1943 - Charles Gibson, American television journalist is born
1945 - World War II: Bombing of Tokyo - American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, Japan with incendiary bombs. The resulting fire storm kills over 100,000 people.
1954 - McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy," produced by Edward R. Murrow.
1957 - Aleutian Islands register a 9.1 magnitude earthquake.
1959 - The Barbie doll debuts.
1964 - The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
1964 - Juliette Binoche, French actress is born.
1965 - Brian Bosworth, American football player is born.
1965 - Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player is born.
1971 - Emmanuel Lewis (Webster), American actor is born.
1973 - Aaron F-ing Boone, American baseball player is born.
1975 - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
1975 - MKinMotion is born.
1986 - United States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily-damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The bodies of all seven astronauts were still inside.
1987 - Rock band U2 release the album The Joshua Tree.
1987 - Bow Wow, rapper and actor is born.
1996 - George Burns dies at age 100.
1997 - Notorious B.I.G. is killed.
2005 - Dan Rather presents his final broadcast of the CBS Evening News.
2005 - MKinMotion turns 30.
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