TODAY IN HISTORY
Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend, JeanBaptiste Leroy: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
259 men and boys were killed when fire erupted inside a coal mine in Cherry, Ill.
The NBC Symphony Orchestra, formed exclusively for radio broadcasting, made its debut.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public city and state buses.
Karen Silkwood, a 28-yearold technician and union activist at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron plutonium plant near Crescent, Okla., died in a car crash while on her way to meet a reporter.
The worst attack on French soil since World War II took place as Islamic State militants carried out a set of coordinated attacks in Paris on the national stadium, restaurants and streets, and a crowded concert hall, killing 130 people and wounding more than 350.