George Washington is elected America's first president, the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst, Fleetwood Mac releases "Rumours," and Facebook is launched, all on this day.
1959: Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, often named as one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, is born in Williamsburg, Va. Over his 13 seasons with the New York Giants, Taylor was named to 10 Pro Bowls, won two Super Bowl titles and collected 1,088 tackles and 132.5 sacks. He also won a record three Defensive Player of the Year awards and was named the league's Most Valuable Player for his performance during the 1986 season.
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