In 1932 – English physicist James Chadwick published a letter on the existence of the neutron, some say giving birth to modern nuclear physics.
In 1891 David Sarnoff was born near Minsk.. He would go on to befriend Marconi and rise to the Presidency of RCA and be integral in founding NBC.
In 1986 – The United States Senate voted to allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis. The trial was successful.