History: What Happened Today?
- In 1457, the oldest exactly dated book was printed, 3 years after Gutenberg invented printing.
- In 1893, France issues the first driving licenses, included a required test.
- In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, creating unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly.
- In 1994, the Hubble space telescope photographs the planet Uranus with its rings.
- In 2003, a huge blackout hit the northeastern United States and parts of Canada. Fifty (50) million people lost power.
- Famous Birthdays: Arthur Dempster (physicist), Ernest Thompson Seton (founder of Boy Scouts), John Galsworthy (Nobel prize winning novelist), Steve Martin (actor), Danielle Steel (author)
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