1945 – The Nuclear Era begins with the so-called “Trinity Test.” The world’s first successful test of an atomic bomb takes place during the early morning hours in the desert at Alamogordo, New Mexico, as part of the Manhattan Project.
1999 – A single-engine plane piloted by publisher and presidential son John F. Kennedy, Jr. crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’s Vineyard, killing Kennedy, his wife, Carolyn and her sister, Lauren Bessette.
Own a Piece of This Day
The Essentials: Tommy James & The Shondells
Tommy James & The Shondells were an unrelenting 1960s hit-making machine, and this album brings together all their classics like “Hanky Panky,” “Mony Mony,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion” and many more.
My World: The Definitive Collection
Whether you prefer Smokey Robinson performing solo or as front man for The Miracles, you’ll find a collection of the Motown legend’s finest work on this album, including such notable hits as “The Tears of a Clown,” “Shop Around,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “Cruisin'” and “Being With You.”
The Catcher in the Rye
In J. D. Salinger’s literary classic about a teenager’s dramatic struggle against death and growing up, Holden Caulfield recounts the days following his expulsion from a Pennsylvania prep school.
Come to the Edge
This beautifully bittersweet memoir provides a glimpse into the passionate and thrill-seeking John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the almost addictive love affair he and the author shared.
Stranger than Fiction
Will Ferrell stars as Harold Crick, a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.