In 1959, Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500.
In 1923, the United States began the first transcontinental air mail route.
In 1920 in Emeryville, New York, the first dog race track to employ an imitation rabbit opened.
In 1632, Galileo's 'Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems' was published.
Happy Birthday Drew Barrymore (1975), Jeri Ryan (1968), Rachel Dratch (1966), Steve Irwin (1962-2006), Kyle MacLachlan (1959), Julius Erving (1950), Don Pardo (1918) and President George Washington (1732-1799).
RIP Chuck Jones (d. 2002), Andy Warhol (1987) and Amerigo Vespucci (1512).