President Washington’s farewell address printed in newspapers across the nation An timely excerpt:
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another. . .
The United State’s first Presidential assassination.
President Garfield dies from gunshot wounds sustained in a Buffalo train station on July 2nd that year.
New Zealand is first country to grant the vote to all women.
First underground nuclear test conducted 65 miles north of Las Vegas.
Mary Tyler Moore show debuts on CBS. The show, which was the first to feature a single career woman as the lead character, went on to win 29 Emmy Awards over 7 seasons.
Unabomber manifesto published by the New York Times and Washington Post, ultimately leading to his identification by his brother and conviction.
BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Gulf of Mexico sealed..
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Adam West – actor
Paul Williams – Oscar and Grammy winning composer whose string of hits including the following:
Joe Morgan – Hall of Fame baseball player
Jeremy Irons – Oscar-winning actor
Twiggy – model, singer, actress
Soledad O’Brien – reporter
Jim Abbott – baseball player
Jimmy Fallon – actor
Cass Elliot (aka “Mama Cass”)
Leon Jaworski – Watergate Special Prosecutor and founder of Fulbright & Jaworski.