Bill's Daily News: Today in History

2016, women who flew planes during World War Two were once again allowed to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Obama signed a bill allowing the ashes of female pilots who flew in the Women Airforce Service Pilots Program to be laid to rest at the military cemetery.

1992, after nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson ended his reign as host of NBC's “Tonight Show." And while Leno and Fallon have been their own amazing selves, there will never be another Johnny Carson.

1985, U.S. sailor Michael Walker was arrested aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz. He and his father, John Walker, were later convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. So, dad was Johnny Walker Red?

1955, Jack Benny signed off his last live radio broadcast following a run of 23 years. His show then moved to television.

1947, the first ballistic missile was fired.

1939, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a "Pact Of Steel" that linked Germany and Italy to a military alliance.

1868, the Great Train Robbery took place in Marshfield, Indiana. Seven members of the Reno gang held up the train's crew, unhooked the locomotive, and made off with 96-thousand dollars in cash, gold and bonds.

1803, the first public library opened in Salisbury, Connecticut. And we haven’t been able to close one since!

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