On This Day In History (2/20/18)

On This Day In History (2/20/18)

On This Day In History (2/20/18)

1792, President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office.
1809, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.
1862, President Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie died from fever, probably caused by polluted drinking water in the White House. Lincoln was plunged into deep despair and grief.
1872, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art opened in New York City.
1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in his Friendship Seven Mercury capsule.
1982, Pat Benatar marries her guitarist and producer Neil Giraldo on the Hawaiian island of Maui. They have two children, and remain happily married.
1992, Actor Dick York (the first Darren on Bewitched) dies at age 63.

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