Today in 1935, the first coin-operated parking meters were set up in Oklahoma
Today in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s classic novel, “Catcher In The Rye,” was first published.
Today in 1969, "Apollo 11" blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.
Today in 1999, John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when their single-engine plane plunged into the ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Today in 2000, families and friends of the victims of the TWA Flight 800 explosion broke ground for a new memorial on the Long Island shore not far from where the plane went down on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board.
Today in 2017, Australian Justine Damond was killed by Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 for a disturbance. Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was later found guilty of third-degree murder for the shooting.
Today in 2018, 12 new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter bringing planet's moon total to 79, by scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science.