This Day in History
1466 - Birth of Desiderius Erasmus.
1636 - Harvard University founded.
1793 - Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin.
1858 - Macy's department store opens in New York.
1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.
1919 - The Volstead Act is passed (Prohibition!).
1958 - The Roman Catholic patriarch of Venice, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected pope, taking the name John XXIII.
1965 - The Gateway Arch is completed in Saint Louis, Missouri.
1978 - The Tim and Bridget are married.
2009 - Game 1 of the 2009 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees, at Yankee Stadium.