In 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first electrical telegram: “What hath God wrought?” In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened in New York City. In 1994, the four men convicted of the 1993 bombing of New York’s World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
Queen Victoria (1819-1901), British monarch; Margaret Wise Brown (1910-52), children’s author; Tommy Chong (1938- ), actor/comedian; Bob Dylan (1941- ), singer/songwriter; Patti LaBelle (1944- ), singer; Priscilla Presley (1945- ), actress; Kristen Scott Thomas (1960- ), actress; John C. Reilly (1965- ), actor; Joey Logano (1990- ), race car driver.
In 1935, the first Major League Baseball night game was played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds at the latter’s Crosley Field.
In 1864, a telegram containing the 16,543-word Nevada state constitution was sent from Carson City, Nevada, to Washington, DC; it is thought to be the longest telegram ever sent and it cost $4,303.27.
“Morality has nothing in common with politics.” – Bob Dylan