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.
1995: Adventurer Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada, four days after taking off from South Korea, becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
Danny Moloshok / Reuters
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