1767 – John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President, was born in Braintree (now Quincy), MA.
1899 – Author E.B. White (Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, Is Sex Necessary?, The Elements of Style) was born in Mount Vernon, NY.
1914 – Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.
1920 – Actor Yul Brynner (Taidje Khan; The King and I, The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven, Anastasia, The Brothers Karamazov, Futureworld, Westworld) was born in Vladivostok, Russia.
1979 – Parts of Skylab, America’s first space station, crashed into Australia and the Indian Ocean, five years after its last mission ended.