In 1948, Baltimore-born baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York at age 53.
1777: American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington.
1954: Sports Illustrated was first published by Time Inc.
1962: The Beatles fired their original drummer, Pete Best, replacing him with Ringo Starr.
1977: Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.
1999: The U.S. version of the quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” hosted by Regis Philbin, began a limited two-week run on ABC.