Louis XVI is guillotined, the first nuclear-powered submarine launches, the nation catches "Saturday Night Fever," and President Reagan's second inauguration heads indoors, all on this day.
1940: Golfer Jack Nicklaus, widely regarded as the most accomplished professional golfer of all time, is born in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Nicklaus won a total of 18 career major championships while producing 19 second place and nine third place finishes in major events on the PGA Tour over his 25-year career. He also ranks third overall on the PGA-tournament winning list, with 73 career victories.
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