The Medal of Honor is authorized, a favorite toy is born, Walter Mondale makes a historic choice, and "E.T." breaks box office records, all on this day.
2008: Tony Snow (left), who served as the third White House press secretary under President George W. Bush and also worked for President George H. W. Bush as chief speechwriter and deputy assistant of media affairs, dies of colon cancer at age 53 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
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