19 Days Until Christmas!
On this day in 1790 Congress moved from New York to Philadelphia.
In 1865 the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment abolished slavery in the U.S.
In 1884 the construction of the Washington Monument was completed by Army engineers. It took 34 years to complete.
In 1973 Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the vice-president of the United States after vice-president Spiro Agnew resigned.
And in 1998 astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour connected the first two building blocks of the international space station in the shuttle cargo bay.
Quote of the Day
“Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.”
First up today, Brandon Heath.
Next up, another request, and Callie and Collette (katilette) do it very well.
Today is also Ira Gershwin’s birthday. Here’s one written by him and his brother George.