Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, Ellis Island opens, the Rose Bowl becomes the first college bowl game, Hank Williams dies, and the Y2K panic fizzles out, all on this day.
1995: The last "Far Side" cartoon, created by Gary Larson in 1980, is published. The single-panel comic was carried by more than 1,900 daily newspapers, translated into 17 languages, and collected into calendars and 23 compilation books during its 15-year run.
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