America's first National Monument is declared, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is launched, we say goodbye to Dr. Seuss, and Nirvana hits it big with "Nevermind," all on this day.
1982: Prince's "1999" single is released. The song did not make it into the Top 40 in the U.S. or England on the first attempt. However, upon being re-promoted after "Little Red Corvette" hit the Top 10, it peaked at No. 12 in the U.S. and No. 25 in the U.K.