1653 - New Amsterdam, now known as New York City, was incorporated.
1863 - Samuel Langhorne Clemens used a pseudonym for the first time. He
is better remembered by the pseudonym which is Mark Twain.
1887 - The beginning of Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA.
1892 - William Painter patented the crown-cork bottle cap.
1945 - U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill left for a summit in Yalta with Soviet leader Josef Stalin.
1962 - The 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years.
1971 - Christopher was born!
Happy birthday Chris! I love you to the moon and back! Hugs to you and Amy, and to granddog, Stella.