TODAY IN HISTORY
The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest.
Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
President Harry S. Truman announced there was evidence the Soviet Union had recently conducted a nuclear test explosion.
A jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, of murdering Black teenager Emmett Till.
Nine Black students who’d entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were forced to withdraw because of a white mob outside.
The Mars Climate Orbiter apparently burned up as it attempted to go into orbit around the Red Planet.
Gov. Gray Davis signed a law making California the first state to offer workers paid family leave.
Singer Julio Iglesias is 78. Rock star Bruce Springsteen is 72.
Golfer Larry Mize is 63. Recording executive Jermaine Dupri is 49. Actor Aubrey Dollar is
41. Actor Cush Jumbo is
36. Actor Skylar Astin is
34. Former tennis player Melanie Oudin is 30.