The Times Herald (Norristown, PA)
TODAY IN HISTORY
A Colorado militia killed at least 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre.
British explorer Robert F. Scott’s ship Terra Nova set sail from New Zealand, carrying Scott’s expedition on its ultimately futile — as well as fatal — race to reach the South Pole first.
Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels before he could complete his opera “Turandot.”
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney made the first airplane flight over the South Pole.
The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews; 33 members, including the United States, voted in favor of the resolution, 13 voted against while 10 abstained.
Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.