A new floating bullet train capable of hitting speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (about 372 miles/hour) is one step closer to reality in China.
Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is published, John Wayne and Miles Davis are born, Ford stops making the Model T, and the King of Pop marries Elvis' daughter, all on this day.
Goofy makes his debut, Babe Ruth hits his final home run, JFK sets sights on the moon, Ali taunts Liston, "Star Wars" hits theaters, and Oprah signs off, all on this day.
Dr. Beach has announced his picks for the best US beaches for 2019.
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" premieres in theaters, all on this day.