A Nobel Peace Prize winner and astronaut are born, a gymnast reaches Olympic perfection, and an epic superhero hits summer theaters, all on this day.
2013: The city government of Detroit, Michigan, with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, exceeding the $4 billion filing by Jefferson County, Alabama, in 2011. Detroit is also the largest city by population in the U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, more than twice as large as Stockton, California, which filed in 2012.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
Today is national "Star Wars" Day in honor of the pun spoken on this date: "May the forth be with you." Find out what the stars of the blockbuster films are up to today.