On this day:

1966 Star Trek Makes its Television Debut

1974 President Ford pardons Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed during his Presidentship

1991 The republic of Macedonia Declares its Independence From Yugoslavia

Born on this day:

1922 Lyndon LaRouche, American politician, activist, founded the LaRouche movement

Gone on this day:

1949 Richard Strauss, German composer, conductor