The Only Thing That Happened On This Day in History
1870 Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1916 William Boeing founded Pacific Aero Products, the forerunner of the Boeing Co., in Seattle.
1976 A 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, Calif., by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed.)
1996 MSNBC, a 24-hour all-news network, made its debut on cable TV and the Internet.
1997 Fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot to death outside his home in Miami; suspected gunman Andrew Phillip Cunanan was found dead eight days later.
2007 The Philadelphia Phillies lost their 10,000th game, 10-2, to the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.