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.
1999: John F. Kennedy Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies at age 38 when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (pictured left) and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were also killed.
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