TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1783: Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.
In 1919: movie studio United Artists was incorporated by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charles Chaplin.
In 1922: the first edition of Reader’s Digest was published.
In 1937: President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; the proposal, which failed in Congress, drew accusations from opponents that Roosevelt was attempting to “pack” the nation’s highest court.
In 1953: Walt Disney’s animated feature “Peter Pan” was released.
In 1967: “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” premiered on CBS-TV.
In 1971: Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions.