Today in 1781,a group of forty-four Spanish settlers known as known as "Los Pobladores”founded Los Angeles.
Today in 1833,10-year-old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper boy. He was hired by the “New York Daily Sun.”
Today in 1888,George Eastman patented his new roll-film camera and copyrighted the “Kodak” service mark.
Today in 1894,some12,000 tailors in New York City went on strike to protest sweatshops.
Today in 1957,the Ford Motor Company began selling its ill-fated Edsel.
Today in 1966,"The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon"aired for the first time.
Today in 1972,"The New Price Is Right," starring Bob Barker,debuted on CBS.
Today in 1972,swimmer Mark Spitz won his seventh Gold medal at the Munich Olympics for the 400 meter relay.
Today in 1993,Jim Abbott, pitcher for the New York Yankees,pitched a no-hitter. Abbott had been born without a right hand.
Today in 2000,"Monday Night Football"premiered its 31st season with a new lineup: the returning Al Michaels, plus newcomers, San Diego Chargers famed quarterback Dan Fouts, and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member, Dennis Miller.
Today in 2016,Mother Teresa was canonized as a Catholic saint.
Today in 2017,President Donald Trump announced that “Dreamers” program, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)would come to an end within six months. He called on Congress to act, but that hasn’t happened – and the program remains in legal limbo.