Today in History in 1790 the US Coast Guard was founded as Revenue Cutter Service; in 1892 Lizzie Borden was arrested on two counts of murder; and in 1955 President Eisenhower authorized $46 million for the construction of the CIA headquarters.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1753 - George Washington becomes a master mason
1790 - US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service
1873 - Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).
1892 - Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Massachusetts on two counts of murder
1944 - Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
1955 - Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters
1956 - Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"
1984 - Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics
2010 - California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.
1821 - Louis Vuitton, Anchay France, Founder of the leather goods company
1900 - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, London or Hitchin UK, consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death (d. 2002)
1901 - Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)
1961 - Barack Obama, Honolulu Hawaii,44th United States President (Democrat) and first African--American president
1962 - Roger Clemens, Dayton Ohio, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP)
1757 - American revolution patriot Paul Revere (22) weds Sarah Orne in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
1782 - Musician Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (26) weds Constanze Weber in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria
1847 - Author of Moby Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
1853 - Confederate general Thomas Jackson (29) weds Elinor Junkin in Lexington
1939 - Philosopher of communication theory Marshall McLuhan (28) weds teacher and aspiring actress Corinne Lewis (27)
1964 - Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod
1967 - Writer Jorge Luis Borges (67) weds old friend Elsa Astete Millán
1970 - "The Beach Boys" drummer Dennis Wilson (25) weds Barbara Charren (24)
1988 - Kevin Bacon marries Kyra Sedgwick
1994 - American rapper The Notorious B.I.G (22) weds Faith Evans
2001 - "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland