Today In History
In 1792: George Washington was re-elected president; John Adams was re-elected vice president.
In 1848: President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of ‘49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California.
In 1933: National Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.
In 1994: Newt Gingrich was elected the first Republican speaker of the House in four decades.