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.
1956: Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner is born in New York City. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes." He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film "Munich" and wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film "Lincoln."
James Glossop - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
David Buchan/Getty Images
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.