In 1746: Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.
In 1934: Bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.
In 1962: President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
In 1968: Apollo 7 returned safely, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.
In 1979: The U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment - a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis.