The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.
1956: Singer-songwriter Buddy Holley signs a recording contract with Decca Records, one which mistakenly drops the "e" from his last name. He thereafter adopted the misspelled name for his professional career.
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