Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, all on this day.
2012: A gunman opens fire at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, killing three and wounding three more. The 17-year-old suspect, Thomas M. Lane III, would be indicted on three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated attempted murder, and one count of felonious assault. He pled guilty almost exactly a year after the shooting, on Feb. 26, 2013, and later received three life sentences.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
Tuesday marks 40 years since "Mama" Cass Elliot died at age 32. In honor of The Mamas & the Papas' singer, join us in remembering her and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.