|1999||A federal judge orders American Airlines pilots back to work after their sickout grounds 2500 flights, stranding 200,000 travelers and crippling cargo carriers.|
|1992||Roots author Alex Haley dies in Seattle at age 71. |
|1990||South African President F.W. de Klerk announces that Nelson Mandela, the black activist imprisoned for 27 years, will be released the next day.|
|1989||The Democratic National Committee elects Ron Brown as chair, making him the first African-American to head a major political party.|
|1981||A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton claims eight lives, and injures nearly 200, at this popular hotel-casino.|
The Beatles invite 40 studio musicians to record the orchestra track for A Day In The Life, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)
|1962||Captured American U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the USSR in exchange for a Soviet spy held by the US.|
|1949||The Arthur Miller play, Death of a Salesman, starring Lee J. Cobb and Arthur Kennedy, makes its Broadway debut.|
|1933||Singing telegrams were introduced in the US by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York.
|1899 ||Herbert Hoover (31st US president, 1929-33), marries Lou Henry.|
|1840||Queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.|
|1763 ||The French and Indian War ends with signing of the Treaty of Paris. As part of the treaty, Canada is ceded to England by the French.|