This Day in History
1917 : The Jones-Shafroth Act granted U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans – a status they still hold today.
1939 : Pope Pius XII was elected as the pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
1962 – Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
1965 : The movie version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the lead roles has its world premiere in New York.
1990 – Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.