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.
1966: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean. Astronauts Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin are seen here aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp after the splash down.
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