On this day in 1997 Mike Tyson bit both of Evander Holyfield's ears during their heavyweight title fight. Tyson bit a small chunk out of one of Holyfield's ears before going for the other ear when the fight was resumed. Boxing had been on a downward trend before this fight, but this was the final nail in the coffin of it being a legitimate sport.
On this day in 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo ushering in the start of WWI. The Balkans have always been an unstable part of the world, and through a series of complicated pacts and treaties Europe had been on the edge of war for years. Serbia was allied with Russia and Austria-Hungary was allied with Germany, and these countries were in turn allied to other European countries.
On this day in 1974 Gordon Lightfoot scored his only #1 hit with "Sundown". Lesson learned here, don't go creepin by his back stairs. He wants you to go to the front door.