June 23, 1611: Intent on making good time, Henry Hudson presses his crew to continue exploring what is now Hudson Bay; his crew, intent on going home, set him, his son, and several crew members adrift in the bay.
1926: The first SAT exams are given. No word on whether or not it became part of the students’ permanent record.
1940: Wilma Rudolph is born; she went on to win her first Olympic medal while still in high school in 1956 and three more in Rome in 1960.
1960: Enovid was officially approved by the FDA for contraception. Fifty years later, Rush Limbaugh still thinks women who take The Pill are sluts. (Men who take multiple pills, however, are apparently still okay.)
Updated to add: Donald Featherstone, creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, died today at age 79. Flock on in his memory.