Also on This Day

Lead Story
First roller coaster in America opens, 1884
American Revolution
Patriot printer, publisher and postmistress, Mary Katharine Goddard, born, 1738
Ford Motor Company incorporated, 1903
Civil War
Union thwarted at the Battle of Secessionville, 1862
Cold War
Russian ballet star Nureyev defects, 1961
SLA member captured after more than 20 years, 1999
Tsunami ravages Japanese coast, 1896
General Interest
Leader of Hungarian uprising executed, 1958
First woman in space, 1963
Brezhnev is Soviet president, 1977
Charlie Chaplin marries Oona O’Neill, 1943
James Joyce meets his future wife, Nora, 1904
Bob Dylan records "Like A Rolling Stone", 1965
Old West
Alaskan explorer Fred Fickett leaves Army, 1890
Lincoln warns that America is becoming a "house divided", 1858
Lee Trevino wins his first U.S. Open, 1968
Vietnam War
Kennedy agrees to send instructors to train troops, 1961
More troops to be sent to Vietnam, 1965
Communists isolate Phnom Penh, 1970
World War I
Battle of the Piave River, 1918
World War II
Marshal Petain becomes premier of occupied France, 1940