Today the Music was Hijacked by Don McLean

1468 - Johannes Gutenberg dies in Mainz, Germany.
Project Gutenberg lives on.

1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, granting voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
Women not so much.

1953 – Cousteau publishes The Silent World
Go fish

1959 – A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson. The Day the Music Died. Damn you, Don McLean.


1969 – In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.

1971– New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.

NYT

2005 - Alberto Gonzales won Senate confirmation as the nation's first Hispanic attorney general.

This story ends well. I think, I can't recall. I think I was busy that day.