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.
1898: Wiley Post, a famed American aviator and the first pilot to fly solo around the world, is born in Van Zandt County, Texas. Post would be killed with cowboy and film star Will Rogers on Aug. 15, 1935, when their plane developed engine problems at takeoff and crashed in Barrow, Alaska.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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