Britain repeals the Stamp Act, Lord Stanley announces plans for a hockey cup, a cosmonaut goes for the first space walk, and OPEC ends its oil embargo against the United States, all on this day.
1982: R&B and soul singer-songwriter Teddy Pendergrass is severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down. After his injury, he founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, a foundation that helps those with spinal cord injuries. Pendergrass is best known for songs such as "Close the Door," "Love TKO" and "Turn Off the Lights."
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