On This Day
324 – Constantine defeated Licinius at the Battle of Adrianople
1511 – Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect was born (d. 1574)
1567 – Samuel de Champlain, French explorer was born (d. 1635)
1608 – Quebec City founded by Samuel de Champlain
1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).
1848 – Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands)
1878 – George M. Cohan, American composer, was born
1883 – Franz Kafka, Czech writer was born. (d. 1924)
1886 – The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand
1928 – First color television broadcast in London.
1938 – World record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 203 km/h (126 mph).
1947 – Dave Barry, American writer was born.
1951 – Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits segregation in public places.
1969 – Kevin Hearn, Canadian keyboardist (Barenaked Ladies) was born.
The youngest child of Geno and Daisy was born.
Do you have more to add to the list?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Thanks to wi- wi- wi-ki-pedia for help in putting this list together.
Yes, I purposely left Tom Cruise out.