Posted: Dec 04, 2012 07:16 PM MST
Updated: Jul 14, 2016 09:36 PM MDT
House Speaker John Boehner was joined by Ryan Shuster, 17, to light the tree Tuesday night. Shuster is an Eagle Scout from Colorado Springs.
Two planes complete the first mid-air refueling, the first nuclear power plant opens, Hurricane Audrey hits the Gulf Coast, Atari is founded, and U.S. Route 66 ceases to officially exist, all on this day.
President Kennedy delivers his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, the first UPC is scanned, Elvis leaves the stage for the last time, and the first "Harry Potter" book hits the shelves, all on this day.
2017 Pikes Peak Hill Climb (June 25, 2017)