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.

People:

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.