10-4 History

Birthdays

1289 Louis X (the Stubborn), king of France (1314-16)
1626 Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
1822 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President (1877-1881)
1861 Frederic Remington, American painter, sculptor, writer
1895 Buster Keaton, the old Stoneface
1923 Charlton Heston, actor
1931 Dick Tracy, supercop
1941 Ann Rice, author
1979 Rachael Leigh Cook, actress

Events

1636 First code of law for Plymouth Colony
1777 Battle of Germantown
1824 Mexico becomes a republic
1895 Horace Rawlins wins inaugural US Open golf championship
1918 Germany telegraphs President Wilson seeking an armistice
1926 The dahlia is officially designated as the SF City Flower.
1927 Work begins on Mount Rushmore
1957 USSR launches Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite.
1958 Transatlantic jet passenger service begins
1959 USSR’s Luna 3 sends back first photos of Moon’s far side
1960 Courier 1B Launched: first active repeater satellite in orbit
1965 Pope Paul VI becomes first reigning pope to visit US
1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain
1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission – Atlantis 1 is launched

Visit these sites for today in history:
Library of Congress | NYT | History Channel | MSN | BBC | AP

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