The nation's capital is founded, the world gets its first parking meter, Joltin' Joe sets an unbreakable record, and man heads to the moon, all on this day.
1888: Baseball player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, who would go on to play a disputed part in the 1919 "Chicago Black Sox" scandal, is born in Pickens County, S.C. Jackson, who played left field for most of his career, currently has the third-highest career batting average in major league history. Here he is pictured (right) in 1913 with Ty Cobb.
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