Each of the events below happened on the same day of the month, Aug. 16.
1896: Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.
1858: President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with England's Queen Victoria.
1920: Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman is hit in the head by a pitch from the Yankees Carl Mays. He dies the next day, becoming the only injury-related death in major league history.
1924: Actor Fess Parker is born in Fort Worth, TX.
1948: Babe Ruth, baseball's home run king, dies in Manhattan at age 53.
1949: Journalist and author Margaret Mitchell, 48, succumbs to injuries five days after being struck by a cab in Atlanta.
1954: The first issue of Sports Illustrated hits the newsstands at a cost of 25 cents.
1977: Elvis Presley, the unquestioned King of Rock and Roll, dies in Memphis, TN at age 42.