The mutilated body of 13-year-old paperboy Danny Joe Eberle is found in his hometown of Bellevue, Nebraska.Eberle had been stabbed multiple times, bound with rope andtortured to death.
At Volvo, he designed the first three-point safety belt–a seatbelt with one strap...
On this day, Union General John Fulton Reynolds is born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
On this day in 1985, a little-known actor named George Clooney makes his first appearance as a handyman on the popular TV sitcom The Facts of Life. Wells, pioneer of science fiction, is born on this day in Bromley, England.
Clooney appeared in 17 episodes of the show, which aired from 1979 to 1988 and chronicled the lives of a group of young... Wells was born near London and received a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London. Riley said the word “men,” it came out sounding like “min.” And when she said “eyes,” it came out sounding like “Ahhs.” In New York or Los Angeles, her deep-in-the-heart-of-Texas accent might have been as big an impediment as Eliza Doolittle’s Cockney lilt in London...
On September 21, 2002, Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin dies after a heart attack.
Bohlin spent most of the 1950s developing ejection seats for Saab airplanes, and in 1958, he became the Volvo Car Corporation’s first safety engineer.
One of nine children, Reynolds received his education at private academies before Senator James Buchanan, a family friend, secured him an appointment at West Point in 1837.
He graduated in 1841, 26 out of 52 in his class....
It was the worst earthquake to hit Taiwan since a 1935 tremor that killed 3,200 people. In Revolutionary France, the Legislative Assembly votes to abolish the monarchy and establish the First Republic.
The measure came one year after King Louis XVI reluctantly approved a new constitution that stripped him of much of his power.
After school, he worked as a draper’s apprentice and bookkeeper before becoming a freelance writer. On this day in 1904, the remarkable Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies on the Colville reservation in northern Washington at the age of 64.