In 1819, Spain signed a treaty turning its territory in eastern Florida over to the United States. In 1855, Penn State University was founded as a college of agricultural science. In 1935, new regulations outlawed aircraft flying over the White House. In 1959, NASCAR's first-ever Daytona 500 ended in a controversial photo finish; the winner, Lee Petty, was not officially named for three days. In 1993, the UN Security Council approved the creation of a war crimes tribunal to address atrocities committed in the former Yugoslavia's civil war.
George Washington (1732-99), military leader/1st U.S. president; Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), philosopher; Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), poet; Edward Gorey (1925-2000), artist/writer; Edward (Ted) Kennedy (1932-2009), politician; Jonathan Demme (1944-2017), filmmaker; Julius Erving (1950- ), basketball player; Kyle MacLachlan (1959- ), actor; Vijay Singh (1963- ), golfer; Lea Salonga (1971- ), actress/singer; James Blunt (1974- ), singer; Drew Barrymore (1975- ), actress; Rajon Rondo (1986- ), basketball player
In 1980, in the so-called Miracle on Ice, the U.S. Olympic hockey team upset the Soviet Union, 4-3, in Lake Placid, New York.
Like Mozart, Chopin was considered a musical prodigy in childhood; by the age of seven he had composed two simple marches.
"There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation." – George Washington