1864 – Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their “March to the Sea” during the U.S. Civil War.
1867 – the first stock ticker was unveiled in New York City.
1901 – Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid.
1956 – Elvis Presley made his acting debut in the premiere of the “Love Me Tender” movie.
1966 – The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s notable that Lovell later commanded the ill-fated Apollo 13 and that Aldrin was part of Apollo 11, being the second man to stand on the moon.
1969 – In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War. (Image: Finding Dulcinea)
1992 – Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career.