Checkers with her master, Vice President Richard M. Nixon in 1959
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is 65 today
”The Boss” won his 20th career Grammy Award in 2009 when his song "Working on a Dream" took Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.
Sophia Loren (Sofia Villani Scicolone) is 80 today
Loren was a finalist for a beauty pageant in Naples, Italy at the age of fourteen in 1949.
(August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838)
Clark with Meriwether Lewis, helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, claiming the Pacific Northwest for the United States.
Francis Scott Key
(August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843)
Key was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the US national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".