Gnats Attack, Dodgers Win

The Dodgers were leading the Cubs 2-0 at Ebbets Field. Kirby Higbe was on the mound for the Dodgers in the sixth inning when a swarm of gnats created a black cloud around him.

Phineas Gage

A railroad worker suffered a gruesome injury that would become a landmark case in the understanding of the human brain.

Gunsmoke

With a 20-year run and 635 episodes, it stands as America's longest-running, prime time, live-action drama.

The Bunion Derby

At 3:30 PM on this day, 199 runners left Los Angeles for the first Transcontinental Foot Race. The first man to make it to New York City would win $25,000.