Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra.

They include:

-- Clergyman Mason Locke Weems, who invented the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, in 1759

-- Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA, in 1821

-- Food industry pioneer Henry John Heinz in 1844

-- Former first lady and author Eleanor Roosevelt in 1884

-- Writer Elmore Leonard in 1925

-- Football Hall of Fame Coach LaVell Edwards in 1930

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-- Actor/singer Ron Leibman in 1937 (age 80)

-- Singer Daryl Hall in 1946 (age 71)

-- Sports columnist Thomas Boswell in 1947 (age 70)

-- Football Hall of Fame member Steve Young in 1961 (age 56)

-- Actor David Morse in 1953 (age 64)

-- Actor Joan Cusack in 1962 (age 55)

-- Actor Lennie James in 1965 (age 52)

-- Actor Luke Perry in 1966 (age 51)

-- Actor Jane Krakowski in 1968 (age 49)

-- Actor Emily Deschanel in 1976 (age 41)

-- Actor Matt Bomer in 1977 (age 40)

-- Actor Bradley James in 1983 (age 34)

-- Actor Michelle Trachtenberg in 1985 (age 32)

-- Golfer Michelle Wie in 1989 (age 28)

-- Rapper Cardi B in 1992 (age 25)

-- Actor Brandon Flynn in 1993 (age 24)

On this date in history:

In 1868, Thomas Alva Edison filed papers for his first invention: an electrical vote recorder to rapidly tabulate floor votes in the U.S. Congress. Edison's device was issued U.S. Patent 90,646 on June 1, 1869. Members of Congress rejected the apparatus and it was never utilized.

In 1910, President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to take flight in an airplane. Piloted by Arch Hoxsey, Roosevelt would stay aloft for 4 minutes in a Wright brothers-built plane at Kinloch Field in St. Louis, Mo.

In 1950, the Federal Communications Commission gave CBS the first license to broadcast color television.

In 1975, "Saturday Night Live" premiered on NBC with George Carlin as host and musicians Janis Ian and Billy Preston on the bill.

In 1984, Kathryn Sullivan, flying into orbit aboard the space shuttle Challenger, became the first American woman to walk in space.