The nation's capital is founded, the world gets its first parking meter, Joltin' Joe sets an unbreakable record, and man heads to the moon, all on this day.
1979: Actress Jayma Mays, best known for her roles on the TV series "Glee" and in movies such as "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and "The Smurfs," is born in Grundy, Virginia.
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