A president dies, new nations are born, the MLB All-Star Game goes indoors, and a jam band performs for the last time, all on this day.
1956: Dick Clark makes his debut as host of "Bandstand" on a Philadelphia TV station. The name of the show was later changed to "American Bandstand" when it went nationwide.
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