2010 - Kings of Leon cancel their show in St. Louis for one of the strangest reasons ever — pigeon crap. They walk off stage after three songs at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater before an announcement is made saying, "Due to concerns over the band's safety, we are canceling the show. Please file out in an orderly fashion."
2008 - Will Smith is named the highest-paid actor in Hollywood by Forbes magazine.
2002 - Paul McCartney proposes to his girlfriend, Heather Mills, in England.
2000 - Lance Armstrong wins his second Tour de France.
1992 - Chicago gets a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1990 - Metallica's "One" single is certified gold, and Garage Days Re-revisited is certified platinum.
1986 - Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London.
1984 - Vanessa Williams steps down as Miss America because of nude photos of her published in Penthouse.
1982 - Actor Vic Morrow is killed while filming the Twilight Zone movie.
1977 - Foreigner's "Cold as Ice" is released.
1972 - Badfinger, on the third anniversary of their signing with Apple Records, kick off a week-long engagement at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey. They alternate sets with the resort's famous "diving horse."
1968 - The Beatles' animated Yellow Submarine film is previewed in Look magazine.
1967 - Racial violence explodes in Detroit. Seven-thousand National Guardsmen aid police after a night of rioting.
1962 - The American communications satellite Telstar makes its first trans-Atlantic transmission, which inspires British record producer Joe Meek to pen "Telstar." The instrumental is recorded later in the week by The Tornadoes and becomes the first record by an English group to top the American singles chart.
1955 - Chuck Berry releases "Maybellene" on Chess Records. A month later, it becomes his first hit.
1904 - The ice cream cone debuts in St. Louis.
1903 - The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile.