Today in 1903, Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt were engaged.
Today in 1906, the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted S-O-S, which means "Save Our Souls," as a distress signal.
Today in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. Generations recall watching CBS-TV as the soap opera "As the World Turns" was interrupted by a flash bulletin from Dallas. No one was available at the CBS News studio at the moment, but a voice informed the nation that President John F. Kennedy had been gravely wounded during a motorcade through downtown Dallas. Minutes later, the network interrupted again to bring the world the terrible news. This time, Walter Cronkite, wearing partially rolled-up, white shirt sleeves, a loosened tie, no makeup, and black glasses, read wire copy that had just been handed to him. It read: “Ladies and gentleman, the President of the United States is dead.” Cronkite, disbelieving the words he had just said, turned to look at a studio clock, raised a hand to wipe away tears and continued with the tragic news that President Kennedy had died while undergoing emergency surgery at Parkland Hospital. Two hours after the assassination, while police were arresting their suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as the country’s 36th president. Two days later, Oswald was murdered by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, as millions watched on TV.
Today in 1968, the first interracial kiss in TV history was shown on "Star Trek." It happened between Capt. Kirk and Uhura, who kissed during the “Plato's Stepchildren” episode.
Today in 1986, at the age of 20, Mike Tyson, became the youngest man to wear the world heavyweight boxing crown. He accomplished that feat knocking out Trevor Berbick in a fight in Las Vegas.
Today in 1996, J. Simpson took the stand as a hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true." While again denying that he denied killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, but couldn't explain how blood believed to be the victims' got into his Bronco, or how he suffered hand cuts.
Today in 1998, “60 Minutes” aired video of Jack Kevorkian giving lethal drugs to a terminally ill patient in an assisted suicide. Kevorkian was later sentenced to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder in the case.
Today in 2008, YouTube hosted the largest ever broadcast, YouTube Live.
Today in 2016, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral Grace Hopper. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first compiler related tools.
Today in 2017, Uber admitted hackers stole personal information affecting 57-million people worldwide and paid $100-thousand to keep it quiet.