The Times Herald (Norristown, PA)
TODAY IN HISTORY
The first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney.
Congress passed the Tillman Act, which prohibited corporations from making direct campaign contributions to federal election candidates.
President John F. Kennedy appointed Dr. Janet G. Travell to be his personal physician; she was the first woman to hold the job.
The United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon, but the probe ended up missing its target by more than 22,000 miles.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Phantom of the Opera” opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theater.
NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-yearold daughter and seven others were killed when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California; the former Lakers star was 41.