Today in History
Listings for Friday, September 6, 2019.
- 1757 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary
- 1766 John Dalton, developed the atomic theory of matter
- 1811 James Melville Gilliss, founded Naval Observatory in Washington
- 1860 Jane Addams, American pacifist/social worker/feminist (Nobel 1931)
- 1888 Joseph P. Kennedy Financier-diplomat
- 1937 Jo Anne Worley
- 1944 Swoosie Kurtz
- 1947 Jane Curtin
- 1973 Greg Rusedski
- The National Holiday of Swaziland.
- 1628 Puritans land at Salem, form Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1716 First lighthouse in US built, in Boston
- 1869 First westbound train arrives in San Francisco.
- 1909 Word received: Peary discovered the North Pole five months ago.
- 1966 Star Trek appears on TV for the 1st time, on NBC. Beam me up!
That's all for today.