Video: 'Great Speeches: George Washington's Farewell Address'
(Monday September 19, 1796) — With less than six months left of his second and final term of office, U.S. President George Washington’s Farewell Address was published today as an open letter to the public.
In it, America’s first chief executive advised, “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
Video: 'Top Tourist Attractions in State Tennessee - Travel Guide'
(Wednesday, June 1, 1796) — Tennessee, located in the southeastern United States, was admitted to the Union today as the 16th state, the first state created from territory under the jurisdiction of the U.S. federal government.
(Monday, November 2, 1795) — James Knox Polk, the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849), was born today in a farmhouse (possibly a log cabin) in what is now Pineville, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County, just outside Charlotte.
Video: Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France (parts 1-12)
(Wednesday, September 18, 1793, 12:15 p.m. local time; during the French Revolution) — Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI and convicted by the National Convention for treason to the principles of the French Revolution, was guillotined today at the Place de la Révolution (present-day Place de la Concorde) in Paris. She was 37.
(Wednesday, September 18, 1793) — President George Washington, along with eight other Freemasons dressed in masonic regalia, today laid the cornerstone (made by silversmith Caleb Bentley) of the U.S. Capitol, the home of the legislative branch of American government.