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.
1979: The Eagles release the album "The Long Run," which would end up being their last studio album before breaking up for 14 years. The album proved to be a commercial hit, topping the charts and selling seven million copies. It also featured three Top 10 singles in "Heartache Tonight," "The Long Run" and "I Can't Tell You Why." The band would win their fourth Grammy for "Heartache Tonight."