This Day In History



1791 1st Bank of US chartered

1828 John Quincy Adam’s son John marries in White House

1836 Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm

1847 State University of Iowa is approved 1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Abraham Lincoln

1863 Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency

1870 African American congressman sworn in

1901 US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan

1910 Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies

1919 Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1¢ per gallon)

1923 Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark

1930 Check photographing device patented

1932 Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

1933 1st aircraft carrier christened, USS Ranger

1950 “Your Show of Shows” with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC; Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen

1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day”

1964 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) became world heavyweight boxing champion by knocking out Sonny Liston in Miami.

1969 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album

1977 New Orleans’ Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pt

1982 Final episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show” airs

1989 Dallas Cowboys’ new owner fires 29-year coach Tom Landry

2004 The Passion of the Christ opens in U.S.