Francis Gary Powers (August 1929 – August was an American pilot, who attended Grundy High School and whose Central Intelligence Agency spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 incident.
On This Day in History, July Wild Bill Hickok began his legendary career as a gunfighter by killing 3 men at a shootout in Nebraska.
Radio microphone used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. The first president to regularly address the nation over the airwaves, President Roosevelt held his first "fireside chat" in March 1933 to explain why the banks were closing. Through his radio talks, Roosevelt developed an intimate, reassuring rapport with the American people that helped build confidence in his leadership during the Great Depression.
The Alien Registration Act or Smith Act of 1940 is a United States federal statute that set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the U. government and required all non-citizen adult residents to register with the government.