On this day :
1985 Ireland allows sale of contraceptives, 1792 Postal Service Act regulates United States Post Office Department, 1997 Kramer on Seinfeld adopts a highway, 1864 Battle of Olustee, 1976 SEATO disbands, 1974 Atlanta Constitution editor is kidnapped, 2003 Rhode Island nightclub burns, 1725 American colonists practice scalping, 1962 An American orbits earth, 1986 Chunnel plans announced, 1992 John Singleton nominated for Best Director Oscar, 1950 Dylan Thomas arrives in New York, 2003 Fire engulfs nightclub during Great White show, 1902 Ansel Adams is born, 1792 George Washington signs the Postal Service Act, 1998 Tara Lipinski becomes youngest Olympic figure skating gold medalist, 1968 Hearings begin on American policy in Vietnam, 1919 Amir of Afghanistan is assassinated, 1942 Pilot OHare becomes first American WWII flying ace,