Birthdays: Daniel Boone, Pres. James Knox Polk, Jean Chardin, Luchino Visconti, Giusseppi Sinopoli, Burt Lancaster, Pat Buchanan, Steve Ditko, Ray Walston, Stephanie Powers, k.d. lang, David Schwimmer is 50
1789- President George Washington had borrowed two books from the New York City Public Library that were due this day. The Chief Librarian noted that they were still overdue, in April 2010.
1904- London newspaper The Daily Mirror first published.
1920- The first US Radio station, KDKA in Pittsburgh, began the nation’s first broadcasting with news of election results.
1928- The Little Carnegie Theater in New York opens.
1932- Young star Katherine Hepburn first shines in the film A Bill of Divorcement, co- starring with John Barrymore.
1950- Writer George Bernard Shaw died at 94. His last words were:" Oh well, it will be a new experience anyway."