1872 Yellowstone National Park established as the world’s first national park.
1990 Steve Jackson Games was raided by the United States Secret Service.
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes declared President by U.S. Congress, even though the popular vote was won by Samuel J. Tilden on November 7, 1876.
1904 Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel was born.
1933 King Kong (film) opened at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
1956 Morocco gained its independence from France.
1974 Mavis De Blanc Barnes Wilson died.
1995 Yahoo! was incorporated.
1820 The United States Congress passed the Missouri Compromise.
1873 U.S. Congress’ Comstock Law made it illegal to send any “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” books through the mail.
1913 Woman Suffrage Procession of 1913 attended by thousands in Washington, D.C.
1923 The first issue of Time magazine was published.
1938 Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia.
1791 Vermont admitted to the United States as the 14th state.
1837 The city of Chicago was incorporated.
2016 Captain Budley Nelson died.
1046 Naser Khosrow’s seven-
1770 The Boston Massacre occurred.
1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a “bank holiday,” closing all U.S. Banks and freezing all financial transactions.
2016 Ray Tomlinson, inventor @ email, died.
1806 Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born.
2016 Nancy Reagan died in Los Angeles.
1994 U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
2016 Dudley “Doodle” Dunlap, a brave orange cat, died in San Francisco, age 16-
1817 The New York Stock Exchange founded.
2016 Sir George Martin died at age 90.
1958 Alan K. Lipton was born.
1862 The first issue of U.S. government paper money occurred as $5, $10 and $20 bills began circulation.
1905 Mavis De Blanc was born in New Orleans.
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev elected General Secretary of the Communisy Party of USSR.
2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan followed by tsunami killed thousands and triggered the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
2014 The Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by Russia.
1912 The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) were founded.
624 Battle of Badr between Muhammad’s army and the Quraish of Mecca.
1892 Janet Flanner (Genêt) was born.
2013 Pope Francis was elected as 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
1813 Red hail and snow fell on Tuscany.
1900 Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act.
2018 Stephen Hawking died in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
1985 The first Internet .com domain name was registered (symbolics.com).
2019 W.S. Merwin diet at age 91.
2014 Crimea voted in a referendum to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
2017 Bluesman Jams Cotton died at age 81.
1948 Bruce Henderson was born in New Jersey.
1979 First meeting of Daniel C. Nettell and David A. Wilson in Pleasant Hill, California.
2017 Poet Derek Walcott died in Saint Lucia.
1871 Declaration of the Paris Commune.
1893 English poet Wilfred Owen was born.
2017 Chuck Berry, King of Rock-
1895 Auguste & Louis Lumière recorded first footage on new patented cinematograph.
1918 U.S. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time.
2013 American porn actor Harry Reems died.
2014 Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church founder, died.
2017 Newspaperman Jimmy Breslin died.
2018 Last male northern white rhinoceros died.
1602 The Dutch East India Company was established.
1828 Poet and playwright Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien, Grenland, Norway.
1883 The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property was signed.
1952 Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
1970 First Earth Day proclamation was issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.
2006 Social media site Twitter was founded.
1630 Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
1638 Anne Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
1962 Neal Ross Attinson (Barbatus the Elder) was born.
1972 United Status Congress sent Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
1853 Elisha Otis’ first elevator was installed at 488 Broadway in New York City.
1896 The first radio signal transmission in human history was made by A. S. Popov.
1983 Brenna Rose Hills-
421 Venice was founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend.
1811 Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
1957 U.S. Customs seized copies of Howl by Allen Ginsberg on obscenity grounds.
1484 At Westminster, William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables.
1985 Cirocco Dunlap was born in San Francisco.
1999 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 10,000 mark for the first time.
2014 The first same-
2017 The United Kingdom invoked Article 50, beginning the formal process of Brexit.
1746 Francisco Goya was born in Fuendetodos, Aragon, Spain.
1856 The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War.
1870 Texas readmitted to the United States following Reconstruction.
1939 Detective Comics #27 introduced Batman.
1918 Daylight saving time went into effect in the United States for the first time.
1959 The 14th Dalai Lama crossed border into India and was granted political asylum.