1854 Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times began serialization in his Household Words magazine.
1792 Congress established the first U.S. Mint.
1922 American Birth Control League (Planned Parenthood forerunner) was incorporated.
1827 English chemist John Walker sold the first friction match (his invention).
1878 The California Street Cable Railroad started service.
1998 Protestant and Catholic politicians in Northern Ireland reached an agreement aimed at ending 30 years of violence.
1927 Theh first Volvo car premiered in Sweden.
1939 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was first published by the Viking Press.
1943 Warsaw Ghetto revolt of Jews against Nazi SS troops began.
2012 Logan Daniel Farmer was born in Antioch, California.
1745 Philippe Pinel was born.
2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, Gulf of Mexico.
1864 “In God We Trust” included on all newly minted U.S. coins by Act of Congress.
1800 The Library of Congress was established.
1863 The Port of San Francisco was established.
1958 Daniel C. Nettell (Clephius J. Troll) was born.
1930 First organized baseball night game was played in Independence, Kansas.
1947 Thor Heyerdahl and crew set out on the Kon-
2001 Dennis Tito became the world’s first space tourist.
1901 Emperor Hirohito of Japan was born.
1877 Alice B. Toklas was born in San Francisco.
1980 Secret Founding of the Gerard Baldwin Chapter, Legion of Dynamic Discord, in Pleasant Hill, California. Members present included: R. Hansch, D. Nettell, D. A. Wilson. Hail Eris! All Hail Discordia!