Las Vegas is founded, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut, the Soviets begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, and a 16-year-old sailor completes her solo around-the-world journey, all on this day.
1937: Madeleine Albright, who served as the 64th United States secretary of state from 1997 to 2001, becoming the first woman to hold the position, is born Marie Jana Korbelová in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
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