Charles Darwin returns home, Gandhi is born, "Peanuts" is published for the first time, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court, and the Beltway sniper attacks begin, all on this day.
1959: The TV series "The Twilight Zone" premieres. Each episode of the show, hosted and created by Rod Serling, featured a mixture of self-contained drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. The show quickly became a popular and critical success and would run for 156 episodes over five seasons.
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