NASCAR Champ Dale Earnhardt Sr. Killed At Daytona On This Date in 2001

Today in 1688, Quakers conducted their first formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Today in 1930, the ninth planet in our solar system, Pluto, was discovered.

Today in 1930, Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to ever fly in an airplane.

Today in 1954, the first Church of Scientology was established in Los Angeles, California.

Today in 1970, the “Chicago Seven” were acquitted of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, though 5 were convicted for inciting individually. Originally known as the “Chicago 8,” the group was reduced to seven when Bobby Seals was removed from the proceedings and tried separately.

Today in 2001, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr., was killed in a crash during the Daytona 500 race.

Today in 2014, the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution began.

Today in 2019, the 25-year old murder of a woman was solved when police in Minnesota run DNA though a genealogy site and found a suspect...who they confirmed when he tossed a dirty napkin aside.

Today in 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, suspending those claims.

Today in 2021, NASA's Perseverance rover successfully landed at Jezero Crater, Mars, on mission to find microfossils.

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