1974 - Nixon became first U.S. President to resign from office.
1944 - Smokey Bear first official debut poster released.
1930 - Betty Boop made her cartoon debut.
1907 - First Boy Scout encampment at Brownsea Island in S. England.
1892 - Thomas Edison patents the two-way telegraph.
1483 - Sistine Chapel opens in Rome.
2008 - Comedian Bernia Mac died.
2003 - Actor Gregory Hines died.
1968 - Actress Gillian Anderosn born.
1963 - Singer Whitney Houston born.
1944 - Actor Sam Elliott born.