On this day in 1897 the first ever arrest is made for drunk driving. 25 year old taxi driver George Smith crashed his cab into a building in London. He plead guilty and was fined 25 schillings. Ever since the combination of getting sloshed and going for a drive has become a popular past time around the world.
On this day in 1991 "Smells like Teen Spirit" is released as the first single off of Nirvana's Nevermind album. It would go on become one of the biggest hits of the 90's and the signature song for the band. The band's record label released the single in hopes that it would establish the groundwork for the band before they released the single for "Come as you are", the song that was supposed to bring the band to prominence.
On this day in 1972 the USA basketball team loses its first game of international basketball at the Olympic games in Munich to the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was given a second chance at a final shot to win the game after the referee forgot to start the clock. The first shot was missed, but with the second chance the Soviets took advantage and converted after a full court pass and shot to win the game.
On this day in 1977 the last person is executed by guillotine when Algerian immigrant Hamida Djandoubi gets his head chopped off after being convicted of murder in France. The guillotine was first established as a humane means of executing criminals and gained fame during the French Revolution.