History: What Happened Today?
- In 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found by a French soldier, which allowed scholars to understand Egyptian hieroglyphics.
- In 1848, the first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY.
- In 1933, for the first time, brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. (Rick Ferrell of the Red Sox played against his brother Wes Ferrell of the Indians.)
- In 1967, the first air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line) was launched.
- In 1985, Christa McAuliffe was chosen first school teacher to fly in a space shuttle.
- Famous Birthdays: Edgar Degas (French impressionist painter), George Hamilton (actor), George McGovern (Senator and presidential candidate)
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