Dog attack deaths and maimings
1735: John Adams, the second president of the United States, is born in Braintree, Mass. His son, John Quincy Adams, would also become the sixth president of the U.S.
Orson Welles broadcasts "The War of the Worlds," buffalo wings are born, Ali and Foreman square off in the "Rumble in the Jungle," and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, all on this day.
A woman has died on a US Airways flight from Honolulu to Phoenix, Arizona.
Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.