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.
1957: Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" is released as a single with the B-side of "Treat Me Nice." The song, released to coincide with the release of Presley's movie of the same name, was a No. 1 hit in the U.S. for seven weeks in the fall of 1957, and a UK No. 1 hit for three weeks early in 1958.