Yes, it's time to punish you all once again with another "what happened on this date?"
1927 – American actress and singer, Eartha Kitt is born (original Catwoman)
1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
1942 – American boxer, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) is born.
1945 – The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
1962 – Canadian actor/comedian, Jim Carrey is born.
1964 – First Lady, Michelle Obama is born.
1970 – Russian-born animator, Genndy Tartakovsky is born. (PowerPuff Girls, Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack)
1989 – Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
1991 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
1994 – Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California. (I personally remember this one well, living in San Diego at the time.)