- In 1646, German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is born.
- In 1782, American Privateers attack Lunenberg, Nova Scotia.
- In 1807, American Educator Thomas Green Clemson is born.
- In 1837, A system of civil births, marriages, and deaths is established in England and Wales.
- In 1860, American Inventor Charles Goodyear dies.
- In 1862, The Russian State Library is established.
- In 1863, The Battle of Gettysburg begins.
- In 1869, American grammarian William Strunk, Jr, is born.
- In 1870, The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
- In 1878, Canada joines the Universal Postal Union.
- In 1881, The first international telephone call is made.
- In 1896, Abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe dies.
- In 1906, American Entrepreneur Estee Lauder is born.
- In 1908, SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.
- In 1931, United Airlines begins service.
- In 1934, Actor Jamie Farr, Klinger from M*A*S*H, was born.
- In 1934, American Film Director Sydney Pollack was born.
- In 1952, Actor Dan Aykroyd was born.
- In 1955, Country Music singer Keith Whitley is born.
- In 1958, The Canadian Broadcast Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
- In 1963, Zip Codes are introduced for the United States mail.
- In 1979, Sony introduces the Walkman.
- In 1984, The MPAA introduces the PG-13 rating.
- In 1991, Actor Michael Landon dies.
- In 2000, Actor Walter Matthau dies.
- In 2007, Smoking within indoor spaces is banned in England.
Look for more current news tomorrow and another historical daily run down next week.
There are 26 stories this week.
Here is today’s Daily Run Down.
- A Court has ruled that the Government cannot charge for both hacking, and hacking email.
- Sprint is ending instant rebates and moving back to mail-in rebates.
- Just like iOS devices, Android is tracking users as well.
- Righthaven keeps defying a court order.
- A Tennessee Woman was revived after her heart stopped at a concert.
- AT&T has submitted some bullshit on how ‘important’ T-mobile is for AT&T.
- The UK has issued a smog warning over London.
- In 1342, Pope Benedict XII, dies.
- In 1558, Mary Queen of Scots marries the Dauphin of France.
- In 1620, John Graunt, the first demographer, is born.
- In 1731, Author Daniel Defoe dies.
- In 1743, Edmund Cartwright, the inventor of the Power Loom, is born.
- In 1800, The United States congress allocates $5,000 to establish the Library of Congress.
- In 1916, the Irish Rebellion Brotherhood begins a rebellion in Ireland.
- In 1916, Ernest Shackleton launches a rescue of the Endurance.
- In 1940, Author Sue Grafton is born.
- In 1942, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is born.
- In 1947, Author Willa Cather dies.
- In 1953, Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- In 1961, The Swedish Ship, Vasa, was salvaged.
- In 1967, Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies when the parachute for his spaceship fails to open.
- In 1970, the First Chinese Satellite, the Don Fang Hong I, is launched.
- In 1993, The IRA detonates a truck bomb in Bishopgate, London.
- In 2004, Estee Lauder, the cosmetic pioneer, dies.
- In 2005, Pope Benedict XVI holds his inaugural mass.
Look for more stories tomorrow. If an important story has been missed please leave it in the comments.