America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.
1920: Cartoonist Hank Ketcham, who created the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip, writing and drawing it from 1951 to 1994, is born in Seattle, Wash. He died of prostate cancer at age 81 on June 1, 2001.
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