1798 the first Alien and Sedition act passed by Congress against Jefferson Republicans.
1820 Judith Sargent Stevens Murray died (early feminist, writer of the 18th/19th centuries)
1853William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel," 1st novel by a black American
1885 Louis Pasteur inoculates the first human for rabies. He also did important research into anthrax and silkworm disease.
1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers the first malted milk to the public
1894 Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppressthe Pullman strike
1923 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed
1928 the first all talking picture is shown in NY. Do you know what it was? Lights of New York.
1933 was the first year of baseball’s all star game. The American league won 5-2.
1951 Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon, the first African American player to do so
1955 Smog control went into effect with the Federal Air Pollution control act. Here’s a down and dirty history of deadly smog
1957 Paul McCartney meets John Lennon. At The Quarry. More photo’s then text. Enjoy.
1958 Alaska becomes the 49th state
1964 the Beatles first film, A Hard Day’s Night opens in London
1965 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms
1967 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade
1976 the first woman was admitted into the U.S. Navel Academy. Here’s a report on sexual assaults at the air force academy
1983 S upreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less. Here’s pay equity background information.
1747 John Paul Jones, founder of U.S. Navy. He uttered those famous words "I have not yet begun to fight.."
1799 Louisa Tuthill (advice writer)
1803 Sophia Willard Dana Ripley (Transcendentalist, Brook Farm co-founder, Roman Catholic convert)
1847 Katherine Augusta Westcott Tingley (Theosophist)
1921 Nancy Reagan was born in NYC And her film credits.
1935 The Dalai Lame. is still causing problems in Tibet.
1946 Sylvester Stallone. Aka Rocky, Rambo
1954 Louise Erdrich poet and novelist