1893 A jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, finds Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.
1963 The United States and the Soviet Union sign an agreement to set up a “hot line” communications link between them. The system, a way to establish emergency communications between the two superpowers during the Cold War, is tested, but never used.
1967 Boxer Muhammad Ali is convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted, and fined $10,000. His conviction is ultimately overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1969 Guitarist Jimi Hendrix earns the biggest paycheck ever paid at the time for a single concert appearance. Hendrix was paid $125,000 to appear for a single set at the Newport Jazz Festival near LA
1975 The movie Jaws, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss, and directed by Steven Spielberg, opens.
1993 The Chicago Bulls win their third straight NBA championship, the first team to “Three-Peat” since the 1966 Boston Celtics.
1997 The tobacco industry agrees to a massive settlement in exchange for major relief from mounting state lawsuits and legal bills.
2000 The Deftones release their third album, White Pony.
2000 The Smashing Pumpkins begin what will turn out to be their last world tour until 2007 in Yokohama, Japan.
2004 Metallica is the only heavy rock band to be named to Forbes magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most powerful figures in the entertainment world.
2005 Radiohead‘s 1997 album, OK Computer, is named the best album of the past 20 years in a new list published by Spin magazine.
2006 British trio Keane releases its second album, called Under The Iron Sea.
2008 Veteran punk act Pennywise reportedly comes close to splitting up onstage during its headlining performance on the first stop of the Warped Tour in Pomona, California. Apparently intoxicated, frontman Jim Lindberg and guitarist Fletcher Dragge come onstage and badmouth the tour and its crew, before Lindberg finally asks someone else to sing, saying, “It’s been a great 15 years. This is the end.”