On this day …


  • In 1540, King Henry VIII of England married Anne of Cleves.
  • In 1907, Maria Montessori opened her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome.
  • In 1912, New Mexico was admitted to the Union as the 47th state.
  • In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the “Four Freedoms” speech during his State of the Union address.
  • In 2021, a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to certify the 2020 Presidential Election.