1758 – Mustard was advertised for the first time in America.
1764 – The city of St. Louis was established.
1842 – Adhesive postage stamps were used for the first time by the City Dispatch Post (Office) in New York City.
1879 – U.S President Hayes signed a bill that allowed female attorneys to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1942 – During World War II, Singapore surrendered to the Japanese.
1965 – Nat “King” Cole died of complications following surgery for lung cancer at the age of 48.
1965 – Canada displayed its new red and white maple leaf flag. The flag was to replace the old Red Ensign standard. (Image: theglobeandmail.com)
1982 – During a storm, the Ocean Ranger, a drilling rig, sank off the coast of Newfoundland. 84 men were killed.