Quote of the Week
“We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.”
~ Cesar Chavez, American Labor leader.
On this Date
1606 - Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.
1782 - George Washington creates the 'Purple Heart.'
1789 - US Congress creates the Department of War and the United States Lighthouse Establishment.
1882 - Hatfields of south West Virginia and McCoys of east Kentucky feud; 100 wounded or die.
1939 - Millionaire Howard Hughes is presented with a Congressional Gold Medal.
1944 - Volkswagen halts production during World War II.
1959 - The first U.S. satellite to photograph the Earth launched.
1963 Jacqueline Kennedy becomes 1st US First Lady to give birth (Patrick Kennedy) since Mrs Cleveland.
1978 - President Jimmy Carter declares federal health emergency in Love Canal, NY.
1998 - U.S. embassies in East Africa bombed.
1990 - President Bush orders 'Operation Desert Shield.'
2007 - Barry Bonds hits 756th home run to break record set by Hank Aaron.
2015 - LPGA co-founder Louise Suggs dies at age 91.