In 1981, legendary reggae artist Bob Marley died in a Miami hospital at age 36. (AP photo)
1816: The American Bible Society was founded in New York.
1858: Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.
1927: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
1935: The Rural Electrification Administration was created as one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs.
1945: The aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill was attacked and severely damaged by two kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa; according to the U.S. Navy's website, 346 men were killed, 43 were left missing, and 264 were wounded.