Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.
1923: Country singer Jim Reeves is born in Galloway, Texas. Some of Reeves' best known hits include "Four Walls," "He'll Have to Go," "Billy Bayou" and "Welcome to My World." He died on July 31, 1964, at age 40 when his single-engine Beechcraft airplane crashed near Nashville, Tennessee.
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