- 44 BC – Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should stay alive.
- 1780 – American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
- 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
- 1885 – The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.
- 1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
- 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.)
- 1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
- 1943 – World War II: The Kraków Ghetto is “liquidated”.
- 1964 – A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
- 1967 – The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE OF COPS GONE WILD:
CHRIS CHRISTIE CORNER:
TODAY IN RELIGION:
Fox News has an “Angry Grandpa” freakout:
Obama is making them irrelevant
O’Reilly’s upset that Democrats can reach young non-cable
viewers because it’s dooming his network — and his party
IN OUTER SPACE:
VIDEO DU JOUR:
Happy Birthday, Albert!!!