A vice president duels for honor, the Marine Corps is re-established, a folk singer debuts, a space station plummets to Earth, and Martin Luther King earns a posthumous honor, all on this day.
1899: E. B. White, best known for the children's novels "The Trumpet of the Swan," "Charlotte's Web" and "Stuart Little," is born in Mount Vernon, New York. He was also known as co-author of the English language style guide "The Elements of Style," which is commonly known as "Strunk & White." He died from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 86 on Oct. 1, 1985.
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