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.
1949: Baseball player Bill Buckner, who hit more than 2,700 hits in his 20-year MLB career but is most remembered for a fielding error for the Boston Red Sox during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets, is born in Vallejo, Calif.
National Archives and Records Administration
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