1854: Composer and conductor John Philip Sousa is born in Washington, D.C.
1861: Jefferson Davis is elected president of Confederate States of America.
1869: Rutgers beats Princeton 6-4 in first intercollegiate football game, played in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
1946: Actress Sally Field is born in Pasadena, California.
1947: "Meet the Press" debuts on NBC Television Network.
1977: Dam above Georgia's Toccoa Falls Bible College fails, killing 39 people.
1995: Art Modell announces deal to relocate Cleveland Browns to Baltimore and rename team Ravens.
1995: Actress Aneta Corsaut dies in Studio City, California at age 62.