This Day In History




1752 Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened

1766 Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia

1794 1st session of US Senate open to the public

1809 Robert Fulton patents steamboat 1810 Napoleon marries Marie- Louise of Austria

1814 Norway’s independence proclaimed

1852 1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford St. London)

1861 US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state

1895 Georgetown became part of Washington D.C.

1941 1st Gold record presented (Glenn Miller-Chattanooga Choo Choo)

1942 “Archie” comic book debuts

1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show

1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington D.C. Coliseum

1966 SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

1970 10.38″ of rainfall, Mt Washington, NH (state 24-hr rec)

1971 US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

1977 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)

1979 Iran’s premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power

1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins

1990 James “Buster” Douglas KOs Mike Tyson to win heavyweight boxing crown

1992 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)

1998 KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5 Millon for interview