The Continental Congress authorized the construction of a naval fleet.
The cornerstone of the White House was laid.
The Jewish organization B’nai B’rith was founded.
Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the first World Series.
Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.
Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 72.
Egypt’s vice president Hosni Mubarak was elected president, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
1925–2013, British political leader.
jazz pianist (1910)
actor, singer (1921)
football player (1962)
figure skater (1969)
singer, actor (1980)