1803 - The United States took formal possession of the territory of Louisiana, an area of 828,000 square miles, nearly doubling the size of the country.
1953 - The first color television sets went on sale for more than $1,000.
1980 - The Selective Service System sent a warning to Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in Anaheim, California: Register for the draft or else! The Selective Service said that Mickey was in violation of registration compliance. Of course, Mickey, age 52 at the time, sent in his registration card proving that he’s a World War II veteran.
And, 24 years ago today I was born.
Enjoy my birthday today!! Think of it as my gift to you. :)