1869 – Author Booth Tarkington (The Magnificent Ambersons, Alice Adams) was born in Indianapolis, IN.
1900 – Gaetano Bresci, an Italian-born American citizen, assassinated Italy’s King Umberto I.
1905 – Actress Clara Bow (Hula, Dancing Mothers, Mantrap, Free to Love, Down to the Sea in Ships) was born in New York City.
1958 – The United States space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1976 – David Berkowitz (“The Son of Sam”) began his murder rampage in New York City. He killed 6 people and wounded 7 others, before he was arrested in August 1977.