It was on this day in 1881 that Marshal Virgil Earp, along with his brothers Morgan & Wyatt and Doc Holliday, faced off against four outlaws in Tombstone AZ. The event later became known as the Gunfight at the OK Corral, with the tale being told in over a dozen different movies and TV shows.
The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “306 – Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki” and the most recent is “2003 – The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km2), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.”
A few other things that also took place on this day are:
1965 – The Beatles are granted the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
1970 – The comic strip Doonesbury debuts in over two dozen newspapers.
2001 – USA PATRIOT Act is signed by President Bush.
Happy birthday to Jon Heder, Seth MacFarlane, Dian Bachar, Natalie Merchant, Keith Urban, Dylan McDermott, Keith Strickland, Bootsy Collins, Jaclyn Smith, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Keith Hopwood, and Pat Sajak.