TODAY IN HISTORY
The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.
41suffragists were arrested for picketing in front of the White House.
Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on her CBS radio program.
The children’s educational program “Sesame Street” made its debut on National Educatonal Television (later PBS).
The newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication.