The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.
1955: Author and lawyer John Grisham, the writer of such best selling novels as "The Firm," "The Chamber," "The Client," "The Pelican Brief," "The Runaway Jury" and "A Time to Kill," is born in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
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