A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.
1935: The China Clipper, the first transpacific mail and passenger service, takes off from Alameda, California, for its first commercial flight. It reaches its destination, Manila, a week later.
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