On this day:
1977: The Space Shuttle, Enterprise takes off on its maiden flight mounted on a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
1930: Pluto is discovered Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered the dwarf planet when sifting through photographs taken a month earlier.
Born on this day:
1974: Yevgeny Kafelnikov: Russian tennis player
1954: John Travolta: American actor, singer, producer
Gone on this day:
1967: J. Robert Oppenheimer: American physicist inventor of the atom bomb.
1564: Michelangelo: Italian painter, sculptor