I thought it would be fun to find out what happened on today’s date in the past. Here is what I found:
Georgia was admitted to the Union as the 4th state.
Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre took the first photograph of the Moon.
The Russo-Japanese war ended.
Courtesy of InfoPlease:
The African-American town of Rosewood, Fla., was burned by a white mob.
The first spacecraft to fly by the Moon and also to orbit the Sun, Mechta (Luna 1) was launched by the USSR.