World Standards Day, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, and Thomas Dolby...On This Day! (Science!)
The White House cornerstone is laid, and Paddington Bear makes his debut...On This Day!
Freethought Day, the first Oktoberfest, and Doris Miller...On This Day!
The Daughters Of The American Revolution, Saturday Night Live, and Henry Heinz...On This Day!
The London Bridge in Arizona, Ed Wood, and David Lee Roth...On This Day!
World Post Day, the Peekskill Meteorite, Malala Yousafzai, and John & Sean Lennon...On This Day!
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and his nine lives...On This Day!
Nothing happens, the Gregorian Calendar, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat assassinated, and Matthew Sweet…On This Day.
The first artificial satellite to orbit the earth - Sputnik 1 - is launched, and Wikileaks is launched by Julian Assange...On This Day!
Edgar Allan Poe is found lying in a Baltimore gutter, and Stevie Ray Vaughan...On This Day
"Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz is published for the first time, the start of a nearly 50 year run....On This Day!
The coronation of Queen Mary I, aka Bloody Mary...On This Day!
The Boeing 747, and Truman Capote...On This Day!
National Coffee Day, the Tylenol Murders begin, and CERN is established...On This Day.
World Tourism Day, a better match book, and Thomas Nast - the father of the American Cartoon...On This Day!
European Day Of Languages, Venetians bombard the Parthenon, and the first televised Presidential debate...all On This Day!
Jimmy Doolittle makes the first blind flight, and John Bonham...On This Day.
National Punctuation Day, America's oldest supercentenarian, the first rodeo under lights, and Nirvana releases Nevermind...On This Day!
Nintendo, Ray Charles, and Ani Difranco...On This Day!
World Car Free Day, Sara Jane Moore attempts to assassinate President Gerald Ford, the Vela Incident, and Iraq invades Iran...On This Day!
Benedict Arnold commits treason, and Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier assassinated on the streets of Washington DC...On This Day.