John F. Kennedy marries Jackie, "Lassie," "The Monkees," "Bonanza" and "Taxi" all premiere on TV, and The Man in Black dies, all on this day.
1857: The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Capt. William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13 to 15 tons of gold from the San Francisco Gold Rush.
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