1996, Bob Dole resigned from the Senate after 27 years to focus on his presidential campaign.
1973, Nolan Ryan of the California Angels hurled the first of his seven career no hitters.
1973, the first issue of "Playgirl" hit newsstands. NO CONNECTION AS FAR AS WE KNOW
1972, Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace was shot and left paralyzed while campaigning in Maryland. Arthur Bremer was later convicted and sentenced to prison for the shooting.
1970, the Carpenters second album, "Close To You," was released.
1950, the first all-local radio network was formed in Arlington, Virginia.
1940, nylons went on sale at stores across the United States for the first time.
1930, Ellen Church became the first airline stewardess, flying between San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyoming on a United Airlines flight.
1928, Mickey Mouse was seen for the first time in a cartoon called "Plane Crazy." He appeared in a non-speaking role. His first vocal appearance came in "Steamboat Willie."
1926, the New York Rangers became the newest franchise in the National Hockey League.
1905, the city of Las Vegas, Nevada was founded.