On this day …


  • In 1822, the design of the modern Greek flag was officially adopted.
  • In 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.
  • In 1966, Robert C. Weaver was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, becoming the first African-American Cabinet member.
  • In 1968, Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom State Prison in California.
  • In 2001, an earthquake in El Salvador killed more than 800.
  • In 2021, President Donald J. Trump was impeached a second time.