Daily Run Down 10/02/2011: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1452, King Richard III of England is born.
  • In 1535, Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec, Canda.
  • In 1737, Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born.
  • In 1780, John Andre, A British Army officer is hanged by American Revolutionists.
  • In 1789, George Washington sends the proposed Constitution Amendments to states for ratification.
  • In 1800, Nat Turner, American Slave and Slave rebellion figure is born.
  • In 1803, Samuel Adams, American Revolutionary Leader, dies.
  • In 1852, Sir William Ramsay, discoverer of Noble Gases, is born.
  • In 1889, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich with the last Silver boom of the Old West.
  • In 1890, Comedian and Actor Groucho Marx is born.
  • In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
  • In 1928, Opus Dei is founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva.
  • In 1937, O.J. Simpson Attorney Johnnie Chochran is born.
  • In 1945, Singer and Songwriter Don McLean was born.
  • In 1948, Singer and Songwriter Chris Ledoux is born.
  • In 1950, The Peanuts comic strip is first published by Charles M. Schulz.
  • In 1959, The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS.
  • In 1967, Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • In 1996, President Bill Clinton signs the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) into law.
  • In 1998, Singer Gene Autry dies.

Look for more current news tomorrow and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.

Daily Run Down 10/02/2011

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