1664 New Jersey becomes a British colony although it was colonized by Swedish and Dutch Settlers going back to 1609 when Henry Hudson landed on Cape May.
1789 the USPost office is established. Can you name the first Postmaster General?
1850 the first $20. Gold piece was issued by the Mormons. Calledthe Church mint. Here’s how the Denver Mint began in 1862
1868 Congress abolished the manufacturer’s excise tax. All that was left was the sin taxes:liquor and tobacco.
1884 MississippiUniversity for Women was established.The first US state college for women.
1925 Sun Yat-Sen Chinese revolutionary president, dies at 58
1926 Denmark (Danish parliament) begins unilateral disarmament. From The League of Nations archive, which failed but after WW2.the United Nations came into being.
1933 FDR conducts his first fireside chat on the new media ofradio.
1945 USSR returns Transylvania to Romania. Here’s more on where Dracula allegedly came from
1955 Alto Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker died.
1970 US lowers voting age from 21 to 18. If you can be drafted you can vote.
1980 John Wayne Gacy is found guilty of murdering 33 people in Chicago.
1984 National Union of Mine Workers in England begin a 51 week strike against the Conservative Government and loses.
1986 Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod
1806 Jane Means Appleton Pierce first lady to Franklin Pierce
1819 Sarah Eleanor Bayliss Royce Mother of Josiah Royce the metaphysical Idealist.
1831-1932 Clement Studebaker Before the car there was the carriage.
1832-1897 Charles Boycott estate manager in Ireland. His name became a verbas an expression of abstaining.
1845 Blanche Galton Whiffen American actress
1862 Jane Delano Director of the American red cross nursing service.
1876 Helen Sumner Woodbury social economist who examined labor issues as it effects women and children.
1877 Annette Abbott Adams girl lawyer who made good.
1883 Ethel Collins Dunham pediatrician
1927-1969 Jack Kerouac beat writer
1928 Edward Albee Playwright. Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1946 Liza Minnelli actress and daughter of Judy Garland.