918 Death of Mercian le Aethelflaed
1778 the British Evacuate Philadelphia. and head to New York across New Jersey. Find out why here.
1812 The War of 1812 begins. Hereís the continuity.
1815 At the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon is defeated by Wellington & Blucher. Enough of War. For today anyway.
1872 First Womenís suffrage Convention held at Mercantile Liberty Hall. Hereís some background
1873 Susan B Anthony fined $100 for attempting to vote for President
1898 an amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ. The Steel Pier.
1903 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF and arrives in New York three months later. In 2003 the journey was repeated..
1923 The first checker cabs hit the road .Of the 21,000 cabs in NYC in 1928, 8,000 were checkers. Can you guess the number now?
1948 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time. In Italy to sway elections.. the birth of the CIA
1948 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts International Declaration of Human Rights
1968 Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing
1976 NBA & ABA agree to merge
1981 Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra
Day O'Connor, 1st woman on high court
1983 Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space on Challenger.
1993 Pepsi declares the stories about tampering with diet Pepsi cans was a hoax. They were right.
1811 frances sargent locke Osgood writer and poet
1862 born (writer) Carolyn wells writer
1865 Fannie Pearson Hardy Eckstrom (writer)
1877 James Montgomery Flagg illustrator "I want you" recruiting poster
1886 George Mallory the English mountain climber who said when asked why he climbed mountains "because it is there." Then thereís the controversy over Everest
1900 Laura Z. Hobson (writer) (Gentelemanís agreement)
1901 Anastasia daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Empress Alexandra
1901 Jeanette Macdonald (singer, actress)
1904 Keye Luke Chinese actor. Charlie Chanís not too bright eldest son and the wise monk in TVís Kung Fu.
1906 Maria Goeppert-Mayer (physicist, Nobel Prize winner)
1913 Sylvia Field Porter (economist, journalist)
1935: Tenley Albright born (Olympic figure
1917 Richard Boone actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel)