(1995) The Channel Tunnel officially opened on this day, connecting Britain and France for the first time since prehistory. It cost over $16 million USD to build and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
(1957) U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage."
(1946) The New York Yankees became the first MLB team to travel by plane.
(1937) The Hidenburg exploded and seemed so dramatic because it was broadcast on the radio. Thirty-six people died (out of the 97 reported on board).
(1933) President Franklin Roosevelt created the Works Progress Program Administration. (WPA). The WPA created over three million jobs, most of which were involved with public works like road building or restoring historical buildings. Congress mostly terminated the WPA in 1943.
(1915) Orson Welles was born. He is best known for "Citizen Kane" and the radio broadcast "The War of the Worlds." He started with local community theatre with the WPA.