Every now and then I like to look at what has happened on a certain date in history and since I’ve got nothing better to talk about today, I’ll do just that… So, on this date in history:
In 1739 the Stono Rebellion erupted near Charleston, SC. This was the largest slave uprising in the Colonies prior to the Revolution.
In 1791 Washington, D.C. was named after President George Washington.
In 1828 Leo Tolstoy was born.
In 1850 California was admitted as the 31st state.
In 1890 Colonel Sanders was born.
In 1916 Piggly Wiggly (the first true self-service grocery store) was founded in Memphis, TN.
In 1920 Robert Wood Johnson III was born
In 1926 NBC was formed.
In 1941 Otis Redding was born.
In 1949 Joe Theismann was born.
In 1956 Elvis appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
In 1971 Eric Stonestreet was born.
In 1978 Shane Battier was born.
In 1993 the PLO officially recognized Israel as a legitimate state.
In 1997 Burgess Meredith died.
In 1999 Catfish Hunter died.
In 2015 Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.