On this Date
Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III is 87. Actress Lucy Liu is 50. Singer Britney Spears is 37. NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 35. Singer Charlie Puth is 27.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harpers Ferry.
In 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days.
In 2001, in one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history, Enron filed for Chapter 11 protection.