The Louisiana Purchase is completed, South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Edison demonstrates his incandescent light, Elvis gets drafted, and the U.S. invades Panama, all on this day.
1971: The Rolling Stones' double album "Hot Rocks," the first compilation album of the band's music, is released. It would end up as their highest-selling album, reaching No. 4 in the U.S., selling more than six million copies and being certified 12-times platinum.
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