- 1780- Thick smoke and heavy cloud cover cause complete darkness to befall New England and Canada. It was big Colonial-style blackout.
- 1848- Mexico officiates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which gives us California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day states. This ends the Mexican-American War, and all for less than $15 million out of our vault.
- 1921- Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act, which for the first time sets a limit on the volume of national immigration.
- 1962- Marilyn Monroe performs her infamous rendition of “Happy Birthday” for then President John F. Kennedy.
- 1991- Croatia becomes an independent nation.
The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to…
- former NFL football star Archie Manning, 60.
- AC/DC drumer Phil Rudd, 55.
- the voice of “Goombella” from the game Paper Mario Kelly Sheridan, 32.
Only the very rich and famous get a shout out from us.
In Memory of..
- author Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1864.
- former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 1994.
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