There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.
1807: Grand jury indicts former Vice President Aaron Burr for treason.
1813: German composer Richard Wagner (TRAN 1813-83) was born. Ride of the Valkyries.
1844: Declaration of the Báb.
1844: Abdu’l-Bahá (PROG 1844-1921) was born. Eldest son of Bahá’u'lláh the founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
1844: Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt (PROG 1844-1926) was born. She was a distant cousin of artist Robert Henri.
1856: Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina attacks Senator Charles Sumner with a cane.
1859: Author Arthur Conan Doyle (PROG 1859-1930). Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World.
1868: Reno Gang pulls off train robbery in Marshfield, IN.
1872: President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 restoring civil rights to all but 500 Confederate sympathizers.
1906: Wright brothers granted patent for their Flying-Machine.
1907: Belgian cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi, Hergé (GI 1907-1983) was born. The Adventures of Tintin.
1922: TV producer Quinn Martin (GI 1922-87) was born. The Fugitive (1963-67), The Invaders (1967-68), Cannon (1971-76), The Streets of San Francisco (1972-77), Barnaby Jones (1973-78).
1930: Gay rights activist Harvey Milk (SIL 1930-78) was born.
1932: Psychiatrist Robert Spitzer (SIL 1932- ) was born. He chaired the task force that wrote the third edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III, 1980).
1967: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuts.
1968: Nuclear submarine Scorpion sank in the Atlantic killing the 99 crewmen.