On this day :
1941 Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy, 1813 Thomas Jefferson writes to John Adams, 1937 Golden Gate Bridge opens, 1863 Lincolns suspension of habeas corpus is challenged, 1972 SALT agreements signed, 2005 Murder suspect spends third day perched on crane, 1997 Tornado levels Texas subdivision, 1703 St Petersburg founded by Peter the Great, 1905 The Battle of Tsushima Strait, 1937 Golden Gate Bridge opens, 1994 Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia, 2006 Hollywood power couple welcomes child, 1894 Hardboiled mystery writer Dashiell Hammett is born, 1963 Dylans breakthrough album The Freewheelin Bob Dylan is released, 1831 Commanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith, 1941 FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency, 1972 Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500, 1965 US warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets, 1971 Sweden announces support to Viet Cong, 1918 Third Battle of the Aisne begins, 1940 British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity, 1943 US Olympian Louie Zamperinis plane goes down in the Pacific,