Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, and Joey Buttafuoco heads to jail, all on this day.
1630: German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler, a key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution best known for his laws of planetary motion, dies at the age of 58 in what is now Regensburg, Germany.
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy Dan Shakal
Library of Congress
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