More facts to light up your conversations!
1864 – The CSS Tallahassee, a Confederate raider, captures 6 Federal ships off New England.
1904 – The building of New York City’s Grand Central Station (Terminal) begins.
1833 – The Canadian ship, the SS Royal William, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic under its own power, begins its journey from Nova Scotia to the Isle of Wight.
1859 – Mail takes to the air from Lafayette, Indiana with the first airmail delivery (in a balloon).
293BC – The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded, beginning the tradition of the Grape Harvest Festival.
1587 – Virginia Dare, the first English child born in what would become the United States, is born on Roanole Island.
1692 – 5 Women, condemned as witches, are hanged in Salem.
1900 – The one and only Olympic cricket match is begun in Paris.