On This Day:
2004- Terry Nichols is convicted of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing. (He later receives 161 consecutive life sentences.)
1998- The Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island is mostly in New Jersey, not New York.
1994 – The U-S resumes trade relations with China and President Clinton announces relations won’t be linked to China’s human rights record.
– The U-S and Vietnam resume relations for the first time since the Vietnam War.
– Singer Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley are married in the Dominican Republic.
1981- Marine Corps jet crashes on the deck of the U-S-S Nimitz, killing 14 people.
1980- Lipps Incorporated tops the charts with its hit “Funkytown.”
1974- A young girl dies when the crowd at a London concert by David Cassidy loses control.
1959- Johnny Horton tops charts with his hit “The Battle of New Orleans”
1945- Norman Rockwell’s famed “Home-Coming Soldier” illustration graces the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
1940- British forces begin the largest evacuation of military forces in history, pulling Allied forces off the beaches at Dunkirk. 340-thousand troops are rescued.
1894- Czar Nicholas the Second is crowned ruler of Russia.
1868- President Andrew Johnson is aquitted of all impeachment charges facing him.
1864- The Montana Territory is established as anti-slavery lawmakers rush to create “free” territories.
1521- Martin Luther is declared an outlaw because of his religious beliefs
1966- Actress Helena Bonham-Carter
1964- Musician Lenny Kravitz
1962- Actress Genie Francis, “General Hospital”
-Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait
1951- Astronaut Sally Ride.
1949- Singer Hank Williams Junior
-Actress Pam Grier
1948- Singer Stevie Nicks
1939- Sportscaster Brent Musberger
1923- Actor James Arness, “Gunsmoke.”
1920- Singer Peggy Lee
1919- Actor Jay Silverheels, “The Lone Ranger”
1913- Actor Peter Cushing
1910- Conservationist Laurence Rockefeller
1907- Actor John Wayne, born Marion Michael Morrison.
1886- Singer Al Jolson.