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On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech took place during the March on Washington

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On this day in 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the Revolutionary War

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On this day in 1888, George Eastman received a patent for the first roll-film camera- the Kodak

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On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress assembled in Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia

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On this day in 1791, Washington D.C. was named after president George Washington by the city’s federal commissioners

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On this day in 1870, the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park received its name

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On this day in 1973, tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs faced off in the “Battle of the Sexes”

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On this day in 1896, American author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota

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On this day in 1690, the first American newspaper was published in Boston, Massachusetts

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On this day in 1774, American folk legend Johnny Appleseed was born in Leominster, Massachusetts

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On this day in 1722, revolutionary patriot Samuel Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts

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