In 1865, the last Confederate forces fighting the Civil War surrendered. In 1991, Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress. In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837), poet; Al Jolson (1886-1950), singer; Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), photographer; John Wayne (1907-79), actor; Peggy Lee (1920-2002), singer; Stevie Nicks (1948- ), singer/songwriter; Sally Ride (1951-2012), astronaut; Lenny Kravitz (1964- ), singer/songwriter; Helena Bonham Carter (1966- ), actress; Matt Stone (1971- ), screenwriter/TV producer; Lauryn Hill (1975- ), singer
In 1959, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix pitched the longest perfect game in MLB history—12 innings—only to lose 1-0 on a home run in the 13th inning.
Only two U.S. presidents went on to serve in Congress after serving in the nation's highest office: John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson.
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." – Dorothea Lange