History: What Happened Today?
- In 1741, the first Europeans visit Alaska.
- In 1869, margarine is patented for use by the French Navy.
- In 1870, Georgia becomes the last confederate state to be readmitted to the U.S.
- In 1904, the first Buddhist temple in the United States is formed in Los Angeles, California.
- In 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Hoover cuts his salary by 15%.
- Famous Birthdays: Rembrandt (Dutch painter), Clement Moore (American scholar, writer of "The Night Before Christmas"), Clive Cussler (author)
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