1775 – During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal.
1789 – Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.
1940 – The Walt Disney movie “Fantasia” had its world premiere at New York’s Broadway Theater. (Image Courtesy of wikipedia.org)
1956 – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
1971 – The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.
1977 – The comic strip “Li’l Abner” by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time.
1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
2009 – NASA announced that water had been discovered on the moon.