Today In History
In 1797: the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, was launched in Boston’s harbor.
In 1805: A British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however, was killed.
In 1879: Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.
In 1967: Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters marched in Washington, D.C.