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.

-Tyler Jackson