today in history
The mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812.
Louis Brandeis took his seat as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Jewish American to serve on the nation’s highest bench.
Cable News Network made its debut.
General Motors filed for Chapter 11, becoming t...