On this day …


  • In 1757, King Louis XV of France survived an assassination attempt.
  • In 1914, Ford Motor Company announced an eight-hour workday and minimum daily wage of $5.
  • In 1925, Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming became the first female governor in U.S. history.
  • In 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
  • In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s <em>Waiting for Godot</em> had its premiere in Paris.