In 1836, Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of Texas. In 1954, West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced a naval and air quarantine of Cuba in a televised speech, after discovery of Soviet missiles there. In 1979, the deposed Shah of Iran gained entry to the U.S. for medical treatment. In 2005, Tropical Storm Alpha marked the first time an Atlantic storm had to be designated with a Greek letter, after the annual list of 21 names for tropical storms and hurricanes had been exhausted.
Franz Liszt (1811-86), composer; Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), actress; Doris Lessing (1919-2013), writer; Timothy Leary (1920-96), psychologist; Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), artist; Christopher Lloyd (1938- ), actor; Annette Funicello (1942-2013), actress/singer; Jeff Goldblum (1952- ), actor; Marc Shaiman (1959- ), composer; Bob Odenkirk (1962- ), actor; Spike Jonze (1969- ), filmmaker; Ichiro Suzuki (1973- ), baseball player; Jesse Tyler Ferguson (1975- ), actor; Robinson Canó (1982- ), baseball player
In 1975, the Red Sox lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds despite an early 3-0 lead.
A clandestine operation known as Operation Peter Pan sent around 14,000 Cuban children to the United States in the years that followed the Cuban revolution
"If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people." – Timothy Leary
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