The Washington Monument is dedicated, Alka-Seltzer is sold for the first time, the peace symbol is born, Malcolm X is assassinated, and Nixon heads to China, all on this day.
1962: Author David Foster Wallace, best known for the 1996 novel "Infinite Jest," is born in Ithaca, New York. He committed suicide at age 46 by hanging himself on Sept. 12, 2008.
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