The Washington Monument is dedicated, Alka-Seltzer is sold for the first time, the peace symbol is born, Malcolm X is assassinated, and Nixon heads to China, all on this day.
1962: Chuck Palahniuk, best known for writing novels such as "Fight Club," "Choke," "Invisible Monsters" and "Haunted," is born in Pasco, Washington.
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