The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations," a rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.
1913: President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, the last obstruction in the way of the Panama Canal. Wilson pushed a button in Washington, D.C., more than 4,000 miles away, to trigger the explosion.
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