Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.
1926: Singer Tony Bennett is born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Queens, New York. Some his best known hits include "Because of You," "Rags to Riches" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," which became his signature song.
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