1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery.
1911 – The first American criminal conviction that was based on fingerprint evidence occurred in New York City.
1926 – Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the first time.
1958 – Bobby Darin’s single, “Splish Splash,” was released as the first eight-track master recording pressed to a plastic 45-RPM disc.
1962 – Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday” for U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The event was a fund-raiser at New York’s Madison Square Garden. (Image Courtesy of wikipedia.org)
1965 – FBI agents visited Wand Records investigating the lyrics to the song “Louie Louie” by the Kingsmen.
1992 – U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the CBS sitcom “Murphy Brown” for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock.
1999 – “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” was released in the U.S. It set a new record for opening day sales at 28.5 million.
2005 – “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” brought in 50.0 million in its opening day.