TODAY IN HISTORY
Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.
The Tennessee Williams play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opened on Broadway.
Muhammad Ali defeated Chuck Wepner with a technical knockout in the 15th round of a fight in Richfield, Ohio.
Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M. Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair.
NATO launched airstrikes against Yugoslavia, marking the first time in its 50-year existence that it had ever attacked a sovereign country.
U.S. skater Michelle Kwan won her fourth World Figure Skating title in Vancouver, British Columbia; Irina Slutskaya of Russia got the silver, and American Sarah Hughes earned the bronze.
Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 101. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is 69. Comedian Louie Anderson is 67. Actor Jim Parsons is 47. Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is 44. Actress Jessica Chastain is 43.