• 1. Apollo 11 launch, 1969

    40 years ago today (The Big Picture has many more awesome images if you just want to geek out Space-style for the rest of the day.)

  • 2. JFK Jr./Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s Plane Crash, 1999

    10 years ago today. Oof. Sad. (More photos here.)

  • 3. Catcher in the Rye published, 1951

    58 years of duckless winters. (Via)

  • 4. Romanovs Executed, 1918

    All except Anastasia.

  • 5. DC becomes the Nation’s Capital, 1790

    Did you know that D.C. was built on a swamp so that everyone would want to leave in the summer, thus restricting the size/reach of the federal government? I read that once, it’s true.

  • 6. Corey Feldman’s Birthday, 1971

    Put on your party shoes.