The American Civil War begins, FDR dies, a Soviet cosmonaut becomes the first human to travel into space, and the first space shuttle lifts off, all on this day.
1947: Talk show host and comedian David Letterman is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a fixture on late night television for more than 30 years, hosting both "Late Night with David Letterman" on NBC from 1982 to 1993 and "Late Show with David Letterman on CBS from 1993 to his retirement in 2015.
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