Today In History
In 1732: George Washington, the first president of the United States, was born on his parents’ plantation in the Virginia Colony.
In 1879: Frank Winfield Woolworth opened a five-cent store in Utica, N.Y.
In 1889: President Cleveland signed a bill to admit the Dakotas, Montana and Washington state to the Union.
In 1980: In a stunning upset, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets at Lake Placid, N.Y., 4-3, and went on to win the gold medal.
In 1987: Pop artist Andy Warhol died in a New York City hospital at age 58.