Thanks to Nancy, NP for continuing this meme.
Events (perhaps not the most important, but notable nonetheless)
- 1648 Margaret Jones is the first woman hanged in Boston for witchcraft. (Did I mention that my mother's family, the Joneses were in Massachusetts at that time??)
- 1777 Stars and Stripes adopted as Congress as the flag of the United States (Thank you Betsy Ross for your sewing skills!)
- 1846 Bear Flag Revolt Anglo settlers in Sonoma, CA start a revolt against Mexico and declare the California Republic (Right here in Sonoma County! Sorry guys, we really should be better at sharing the state with it's rightful owners)
- 1864 Alois Alzheimer, German Physician (What? Who?)
- 1928 Che Guevara, Argentine born revolutionary
- 1939 Steny Hoyer, Democratic Congressman, Nancy Pelosi's new right hand man in the House of Representatives.
- 1801 Benedict Arnold (American Revolutionary hero then turncoat)
- 1825 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French Architect (Thanks for the great job designing Washington, DC. Well Done!)
- 1986 Alan J. Lerner, American Composer (With Frederick Loewe composed the music for Camelot, My Fair Lady and many, many other wonderful musicals.)
- World Blood Donor Day
- Flag Day in the US
- Mother's Day in Afghanistan
- Birthday of the US Army