Today In History
In 1947: Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Truman.
In 1790: Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia.
In 1884: Army engineers completed construction of the Washington monument.
In 1957: America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
In 1957: AFL-CIO members voted to expel the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Teamsters were readmitted in 1987.
In 1973: House minority leader Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew.
In 1989: Fourteen women were shot to death at the University of Montreal’s school of engineering by a man who then took his own life.
In 1989: Egon Krenz resigned as leader of East Germany.