History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
2006: Kenneth Lay, the businessman whose name became synonymous with corporate abuse and accounting fraud when the Enron scandal broke in 2001, dies of a heart attack at age 64 in Snowmass, Colorado. Lay was the CEO and chairman of Enron for most of the time between 1985 and his resignation in January 2002. He was convicted in the spring of 2006 for conspiracy and fraud for his role in Enron's collapse and was awaiting sentencing when he died.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Darren McCollester/Getty Images
National Archives and Records Administration
CNN, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Pictures
Andrew H. Walker/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.