1759-Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1832-SC passes Ordinance of Nullification
1874-Patent granted to Joseph Glidden for barbed wire
1954-1st US Presial airplane christened
1960-Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
1963-1st live murder on TV - Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
1969-Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1971-D B Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200 000
1979-Kings\ Charley Simmer failed on 8th penalty shot against Islanders