Posted: May 26, 2017 12:56 PM MDT
Updated: May 26, 2017 01:21 PM MDT
The license plate and Social Security are born, basketball makes a muddy Olympic debut, a classic backyard kids toy is invented, and the Oklahoma City bomber is sentenced to death, all on this day.
Disney brings an animated deer to movie screens, construction begins on the Berlin Wall, a Hall of Fame slugger dies, and tragedy strikes the Indiana State Fair, all on this day.
Cleopatra commits suicide, the quagga goes extinct, South Africa is banned from the Olympics, the IBM PC goes on sale, Henry Fonda dies, and Major League Baseball players go on strike, all on this day.
The Green Bay Packers are founded, Babe Ruth becomes the first player to hit 500 home runs, Alcatraz opens as a federal prison, Los Angeles erupts in race riots, and a comedy legend takes his own life, all on this day.