George Washington dies, a spacecraft flies by Venus for the first time, Bob Dylan releases his first single, President George W. Bush ducks flying shoes, and tragedy hits Sandy Hook, all on this day.
1946: Actress Patty Duke, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1962's "The Miracle Worker" and then starred in her own sitcom, "The Patty Duke Show," in the mid-1960s, is born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. She's seen here in "The Patty Duke Show," in which she played a dual role as identical cousins.
National Archives and Records Administration
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