1960 The last DeSoto is built by Chrysler, which had decided to retire the brand after 32 years.
1974 “Back Home Again” by John Denver peaks at No. 1.
1985 “Too Much On My Heart” by The Statler Brothers peaks at No. 1.
1990 “Misery” opens in theaters.
1991 “Forever Together” by Randy Travis peaks at No. 1.
1993 President Bill Clinton signs into the “Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act” also known as the “Brady Bill.” The bill because effective February 28, 1994.
1995 Martina McBride is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
2003 The first woman to swim across the English Channel dies. She was 98.
2004 Ken Jennings ends his initial record-breaking run on “Jeopardy!” winning $2,520,700.
2005 A new star honoring Gregory Peck is unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to replace the one that was stolen.
2007 Evel Knievel dies.
2007 Ralph Ezell, 54, a founding member of Shenandoah dies of a heart attack while on tour with the band.
2009 Serena Williams is fined a record $82,500 for her tirade at a U.S. Open line judge.
2009 Tiger Woods withdraws from his own Golf tournament, citing injuries from a car crash near his Florida home.
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