Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters
On This Day In 1944
1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
On This Day In 1903
US President Theodore Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black
Today's Fun Facts
Animal Fun Fact
Humpback whale songs spread like "cultural ripples from one population to another."
Music Fun Fact
Music, along with painting, poetry, literature and architecture was an Olympic event from 1912 until 1948.
Video Game Fun Fact
Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong, is not allowed to bike to work because his safety is too important to Nintendo.
History Fun Fact
The first face to appear on the $1 currency was Salmon P. Chase. The first $1 bill was issued during the Civil War in 1862. Chase was the Secretary of Treasury at that time and was also the designer of the country's first bank notes.