In 1897, the first section of Boston's subway system—the first underground public transportation in the U.S.—opened. In 1939, Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of World War II. In 2004, Chechen militants took more than 1,100 people hostage at a school in Beslan, Russia.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), author/journalist; Rocky Marciano (1923-69), boxer; Conway Twitty (1933-93), singer; Lily Tomlin (1939- ), actress/comedienne; Barry Gibb (1946- ), singer/songwriter; (Dr.) Phil McGraw (1950- ), TV personality; Gloria Estefan (1957- ), singer; Padma Lakshmi (1970- ), TV personality; Clinton Portis (1981- ), football player; Zendaya (1996- ), actress/singer
In 1972, Bobby Fischer won the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Only about 5.0% of Americans commute to work using public transportation according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
"All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth." – Alan Dershowitz