TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

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.

1914

The U.S. Post Of­fice be­gan de­liv­er­ing mail with gov­ern­ment-owned cars, as op­posed to us­ing con­tracted ve­hi­cles.

1960

The United States be­gan a limited em­bargo against Cuba cov­er­ing all com­modi­ties ex­cept med­i­cal sup­plies and cer­tain food prod­ucts.

1977

The su­per­sonic Con­corde made its first land­ing in New York City.

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