1758 – James Monroe, the fifth US President is born. Little known fact about James; he invented the Monroe piercing.
Sadly, cool books about old, rich white dudes are rarely interesting.
1926 – Author Harper Lee is born.
1967 – Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the Army, sticks it to the man.
2003 – Apple Computer Inc. launches the iTunes store. Wow, has it been seven years?!