In 1776: Continental Congress members began signing the Declaration of Independence.
In 1876: “Wild Bill” Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker in Deadwood, S.D.
In 1939: Albert Einstein wrote President Roosevelt, asking him to build the atom bomb.
In 1943: A Navy patrol torpedo boat, PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, sank after being sheared in two by a Japanese destroyer off the Solomon Islands.
In 1964: The Pentagon reported the first of two attacks on U.S. destroyers by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin.
In 1990: Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. The Iraqis were driven out in Operation Desert Storm.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.