On this day in 1663 the British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which required all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports.
In 1775 Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.
In 1804 the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
In 1909 Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight. He was testing the first Army airplane and kept it in the air for 1 hour 12 minutes and 40 seconds.
And in 1940 Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare.”
Quote of the Day
“Eh, what’s up, doc?”
“A Wild Hare”