Today's events in history.
1879 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Square Garden, NYC)
1915 Cornerstone laid for Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
1948 1st Lieutenant Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
1955 President Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to South Vietnam
1962 Bus boycott starts in Macon GA
1964 Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
1973 1st US POWs in North Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines
1984 Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
1995 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500 meter (38.69 seconds)
1999 The Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
2000 Charles M. Schulz, creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip, died at age 77
2000 Hall of Fame football coach Tom Landry died at age 75
Some famous people in history born on this day.
1809 Charles Darwin Shrewsbury England, discovered evolution (Origin of species)
1809 Abraham Lincoln Hodgenville KY, (R) 16th President (1861-65)
1893 Omar Bradley General of Army WWII "The GI General"