In 1790, President George Washington signed the first U.S. copyright law. In 1889, a huge flood engulfed Johnstown, Pennsyvania, claiming 2,209 lives. In 1927, Ford ended production of its Model T cars. In 2005, former FBI official W. Mark Felt admitted to being the anonymous Watergate scandal whistleblower known as "Deep Throat."
Walt Whitman (1819-92), poet/journalist; Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), religious leader/writer; Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015), artist; Clint Eastwood (1930- ), actor/director; Joe Namath (1943- ), football player; Brooke Shields (1965- ), actress; Archie Panjabi (1972- ), actress; Colin Farrell (1976- ), actor; Jake Peavy (1981- ), baseball player
In 1937, New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24-game win streak ended.
Copyright laws established in 1978 state that copyright protections last for the lifetime of the author, plus an additional 70 years.
"I have no mockings or arguments; I witness and wait." – Walt Whitman