In 1775, silversmith and American Revolution leader Paul Revere began his storied ride, warning Massachusetts patriots of coming British troops. In 1906, the great San Francisco earthquake struck. In 1942, a squadron of U.S. planes bombed Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
Franz von Suppé (1819-95), composer; Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), lawyer; Wendy Barrie (1912-78), actress; Hayley Mills (1946- ), actress; James Woods (1947- ), actor; Conan O'Brien (1963- ), TV personality; Haile Gebrselassie (1973- ), Olympic runner; Miguel Cabrera (1983- ), baseball player; America Ferrera (1984- ), actress; Alia Shawkat (1989- ), actress
In 1923, Yankee Stadium, the "House That Ruth Built," opened to 74,200 baseball fans in the Bronx, NY.
American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow deliberately exaggerated certain details of "Paul Revere's Ride" in his poem narrating the event.
"As long as the world shall last, there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever." – Clarence Darrow