1983- Beach Boy Dennis Wilson dies while swimming off his boat in Marina Del Rey, California.
1981- WEA Records raises the price of its 45-rpm singles from $1.68 to $1.98.
1981 - Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
1975 - At a Ted Nugent concert in Spokane, Washington, 25-year-old David Gelfer points a .44-magnum at Nugent before being wrestled to the ground by fans and security guards.
1973 - Ringo Starr gets a gold record for "Photograph."
1971 - The Who's Keith Moon emcees a Sha Na Na concert -- in full glam drag -- at New York's Carnegie Hall.
1968- The Beatles' White Album hits number-one in Billboard.
1957 - Natalie Wood weds Robert Wagner.
1945- Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance.
1902 - The first professional indoor football game is played, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Syracuse defeats the Philadelphia Nationals, 6-0.
1869 - Chewing gum is patented.
1846- Iowa becomes the 29th state to be admitted to the Union.