1898, Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist
1942, Peter Handke, playwright and poet
1790, Congress moved from New York to Philadelphia.
1862, President Abraham Lincoln orders the hanging of 39 of the 303 convicted Indians who participated in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. They are to be hanged on December 26.
1877, Thomas A. Edison makes the first sound recording when he recites ''Mary had a Little Lamb'' into his phonograph machine.
1889, Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans.
1923, A presidential address was broadcast on radio for the first time as President Coolidge spoke to a joint session of Congress.
1947, Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Truman.
1973, House minority leader Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew.
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