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.
1925: Halfback Red Grange signs with the Chicago Bears the day after his last college football game for the University of Illinois. He would receive about $100,000 for a 19-game barnstorming tour with the team. A charter member of both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame, his signing with the Bears helped legitimize the NFL as a league.
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