On this day in history, Russia began construction on St. Petersburg in the year 1703.

In 1933, the first ever drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey.

In 1998, HBO premiered, Sex and the City, a show which gained international success, and was followed by two feature films, starring the original cast.

IN 2004, actress Phylicia Rashad won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Lead Actress, for A Raisin in the Sun.