The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.
1974: Would-be President Richard Nixon assassin Samuel Byck commits suicide inside a DC-9 airliner at Baltimore/Washington International Airport during a standoff with police. Byck was aiming to crash the jet into the White House in an attempt to kill Nixon but the plane never left the gate. He shot three people in his attempt, killing two of them.
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