Monday, June 2, 2008

Today in History: June 2

  • 1774

    Intolerable Acts." The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to let British soldiers into their homes, is reenacted. The founders considered this a serious enough imposition to codify The Third Amendment to the US Constitution.
    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

  • 1835

    P.T. Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of the United States.

  • 1896

    Guglielmo Marconi receives a patent for the radio. Stax of Wax would soon follow.

  • 1966

    Surveyor 1 lands on the moon.

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