Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, and Joey Buttafuoco heads to jail, all on this day.
1969: "I Want You Back" becomes the first record by The Jackson 5 to enter the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song, the band's debut major-label single, would eventually become a No. 1 hit for the band and the Motown label in early 1970.