On this day …


  • In 1801, Washington, D.C., was placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
  • In 1812, Lord Byron gave his first address as a member of the House of Lords.
  • In 1864, the first Northern prisoners of war arrived at the notorious Confederate prison in Andersonville, Ga.
  • In 1900, the British Labour Party was founded.
  • In 1951, the 22nd Amendment was ratified, limiting U.S. presidents to two full terms.