1954 Ellis Island Closes
1864 Beginning of the destruction of Atlanta in the Civil War
1775 Abigail Adams leads rhetorical charge against Britain.
1980 Voyager I flies near Saturn
1889 DeWitt Wallace founder of my favorite magazines -“Reader’s Digest” was born
2003 Toby Keith had his third straight #1 Country album Shock’n Y’all! Love it!
1892 was the first time a football player was paid to play. Thereby becoming the first professional football player. His name was William “Pudge” Heffefinger and he played for the Pittsburg Alleghemy Athletic Association. He earned $500.oo