America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.
1959: Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg, who spent the majority of his 16-year career with the Chicago Cubs, is born in Spokane, Wash. The 10-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove winner won the 1984 National League MVP award and his career .989 fielding percentage is a major-league record at second base.
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