On this day: September 24

Published On: Sep 23 2012 05:39:49 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 24 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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1946: Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle "Mean Joe" Greene is born under the birth name Charles Edward Greene in Temple, Texas. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest defensive linemen ever and was the cornerstone of the Steelers' legendary "Steel Curtain" defense in the 1970s that helped the team to four Super Bowl titles. The inductee of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame also starred in a Coca-Cola TV commercial that ranks among the most memorable ads ever, in which he tosses a boy his jersey in exchange for a bottle of Coke.

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