The Congress approved the first 10 Amendments to the Federal Constitution, usually referred to as the Bill of Rights.
The Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles first published.
Writer William Faulkner born in New Albany, Mississippi.
American painter Mark Rothko born in Daugavpils, Latvia.
Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich born in St. Petersburg.
Author, poet, cartoonist and songwriter, Shel Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends) born in Chicago.
Pianist Glenn Gould born in Toronto, Canada.
Saturday morning cartoon The Beatles premiered on ABC-TV.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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