In 1778, representatives of the United States and France signed an alliance in Paris. In 1788, Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the sixth U.S. state. In 1952, Britain's King George VI died of cancer.
Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), dramatist/poet; Aaron Burr (1756-1836), politician/U.S. vice president; Babe Ruth (1895-1948), baseball player; Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th U.S. president; Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917- ), actress; Francois Truffaut (1932-84), filmmaker/critic; Bob Marley (1945-81), musician; Tom Brokaw (1940- ), journalist/author; Natalie Cole (1950-2015), singer; Axl Rose (1962- ), singer; Kris Humphries (1985- ), basketball player
In 1958, the Boston Red Sox signed Ted Williams for $135,000, which was then the highest salary in baseball.
France is the most popular tourist destination in the world; 83.7 million travelers visited in 2013.
"Status quo, you know, that is Latin for 'the mess we're in.'" – Ronald Reagan