On this day …


  • In 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded.
  • In 1692, Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were the first people charged in the Salem Witch Trials.
  • In 1781, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation.
  • In 1815, Napoleon returned to France from his banishment at Elba.
  • In 1893, Nikola Tesla gave the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis.
  • In 1932, Charles Lindbergh’s infant son was reported kidnapped.
  • In 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed.
  • In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps.