The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England.
Unfortunately, we all know how that turned out…
F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby for the first time.
First it was a great book, and then it became a great movie:
The American table tennis team arrived in China. They were the first group of Americans officially allowed into China since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
Does this sound familiar?!
Pitcher Dan Quisenberry was signed by the Kansas City Royals to a contract that promised he would “…never wear another uniform.”
The lifetime pact was worth $43 million over a 40-year period.
On September 30, 1998, ‘The Fireman’ passed away from a battle with brain cancer.
Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop made it into the top ten on the list of top-grossing movies
Coming in at number nine on the list, Beverly Hills Cop was the only R-rated and non-summer movie to make the list.
and then lastly…
The house passed a bill creating the national AMBER Alert system
The AMBER Alert system is officially a backronym for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, but it was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996.
“Playboy” put together a list of each state’s signature food or drink. A lot of the picks are traditional, like cheese steaks in Pennsylvania and deep dish pizza in Illinois. Three states picked beer: Oregon, Wisconsin, and Delaware. And both Montana and Colorado went with Rocky Mountain oysters . . . which are bull testicles.
Find out what your state’s signature dish is here!
A dash-cam video and a new witness has emerged in the South Carolina shooting case where Officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott in the back and killed him. Slager now faces life in prison if convicted for murder.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a giraffe give birth, now’s your chance! Animal Planet and the Dallas Zoo have partnered to live-stream Katie the Giraffe giving birth. According to the Dallas Zoo, Katie the Giraffe is “one of the friendliest, most charismatic of the zoo’s large herd,” and is due to give birth any day now. You can watch the stream here or even sign up for email or text message birth alerts and follow on Facebook or Twitter since you can’t just watch the live stream 24/7…or can you?
The Cullen-Harrison Act repealed the Volstead Act. The Cullen-Harrison Act legalized the sale of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% beer and wine of similarly low alcohol content, thought to be too low to be intoxicating.
It became effective on April 7, 1933.
At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament.
He would eventually win six Masters jackets!
John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in True Grit.
He had been in over 200 films, but this was only his second Oscar nomination. He was nominated for Best Actor in Sands of Iwo-Jima in 1949