Robert Fulton patented the steamboat on this day in history 1809.
In 2005 the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Arthur Miller died.
Jefferson Davis was chosen as the president of the Confederate States of America on this day in history 1963.
On this day in history 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded.
Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month in the year 1926.
The popular board game Monopoly® went on sale for the first time on this day in history 1935.
Byron De La Beckwith was sentenced to life in prison in 1994 for the murder of Medgar Evers, 30 years after the crime in Jackson, Mississippi.
George Washington and John Adams are elected the president and vice president of the United States on this day in history 1789.
Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash on this day in history 1959.
On this day in history 1887 the first gathering at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania to wait for the groundhog’s shadow occurred.