In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
Washington Senators win Game 7 of the World Series 4-3 in 12 innings. The first and only World Series title for the nation’s capitol until . . .
Signing of nuclear test ban treaty. President Kennedy introduced initiative at commencement address at American University earlier that year.
Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone
Hockey Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers.
Film legend Orson Welles dies of heart attack.
Yule Brenner dies of cancer.
CLBR Host Bennet Kelley diagnosed with detached retina.
The House voted 296-133 to give President George W. Bush broad authority to use military force against Iraq.
The Senate followed suit the next day. (Picture: President Bush announcing start of Iraq War).
Actor Christopher Reeves dies.
Angela Merkel became Germany’s first female chancellor and its first leader from the former Communist east, edging Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder 35.2% to 34.2%. She is now the most influential leader in Europe.
Playoff baseball returns to Washington with the National League East Division Winners hosting the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of their best of 5 series. The game begins at 1pm Eastern – same time as CLBR.
Ben Vereen, actor/dancer, Pippin, Roots, Webster
David Lee Roth, rock singer, Van Halen-Jump
Rebecca Pidgeon – Actress
California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome
Bai Ling – Actress
Brett Favre, NFL quarterback, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
Edward D Wood, Jr., Poughkeepsie, New York, director, Plan 9 from Outer Space
Thelonious Monk, jazz composer/pianist