The American Civil War begins, FDR dies, a Soviet cosmonaut becomes the first human to travel into space, and the first space shuttle lifts off, all on this day.
2011: Japan ranks its nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant at the highest possible severity on an international scale -- the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster -- even as it insisted radiation leaks were declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
More than a few TV and movie stars got their start in daytime drama. Click on to find out which stars started on soap operas.