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.
1945- US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany
1989- Eastern Europe’s 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
781 BC- Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
1756- Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
1784- Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist
1824- First free press (without government approval) founded in Australia – the Hobart Town Gazette by ex-convict Andrew Bent 
1825- Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC
1875- Pacific Stock Exchange opens
1896- Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
1912- Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
1928- President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents
1940- Winston Churchill’s speech “We shall fight on the seas and oceans”
My source and more facts at On This Day
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