Western Daily Press
(Your God will come…) Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow. Isaiah 35.4, 6-7
1626: Manhattan island was bought from local Indians by Dutch settler Peter Minuit for trinkets worth about 25 dollars.
1840: The first postage stamp – the Penny Black – was issued by the Post Office for use.
1895: Rudolph Valentino, Italian heartthrob of the silent screen, was born in Castellaneta, Italy.
1937: The German airship Hindenburg exploded at its moorings in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 of the 97 people aboard.