On this date in 1929, a member of Warren G. Harding's cabinet became the first person to be convicted of a crime in that capacity. And in 1964, one of the most influencial bands in history made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.
On this date in 1675, a Dutch mathematician patented a new product that was a major advancement for its time. And in 1931, a popular new comic strip was first published that still appears in newspapers today.
On this date in 1945 a 10-year-old made his first public appearance at a talent show, which would lead to him later being a legend. And in 1951, the CBS Television network went out on a limb airing a sporting event coast-to-coast.