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.
1940: Broadcast journalist Ted Koppel, best known as the anchor for "Nightline" from the program's inception in 1980 until his retirement in late 2005, is born Edward James Martin Koppel in Nelson, Lancashire, England.
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