I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.
Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.
1900- US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps
1705- Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge
1789- George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration
1861- US President Abraham Lincoln outlaws business with Confederate States (US Civil War)
1862- Slavery abolished in District of Columbia
1868- Louisiana voters approve new constitution
1900- 4th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:39:44.4
1912- Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to fly across English Channel
1922- Annie Oakley sets women’s record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row
1924- Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
1926- Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections “Lolly Willowes” & “Loving Huntsman” by Sylvia Townsend Warner
1945- Battle of Berlin: Red Army begins its attack on the capital of Nazi Germany
My source and more facts at On This Day
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