TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 19, 1216
John, King of England, died, more than a year after affixing his royal seal to Magna Carta (“The Great Charter”).
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1765
The Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, adopted a declaration of rights and liberties which the British Parliament ignored.
The U.S. Post Office began delivering mail with government-owned cars, as opposed to using contracted vehicles.
The United States began a limited embargo against Cuba covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products.
The supersonic Concorde made its first landing in New York City.