Today in history (ongoing):Submitted by fonzdrew on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 16:48
1571: Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion
1759: in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
1805: the Michigan territory is created
1861: Alabama secedes from the United States
1908: Grand Canyon National Monument is created
1935: Amelia Earhart I the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California
1949: first recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California
1964: United States Surgeon General Dr Luther Leonidas Terry M.D., publishes a report saying that smoking may be hazardous to your health. It is the first such statement ever made by the US Government.