Today’s Notable U. S. Birthdays
William Clinton – 42nd President of the United States
William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He was the third-youngest president; only Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were younger when entering office. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and as he was born in the period after World War II, he is known as the first Baby Boomer president. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the United States Secretary of State. She was previously a United States Senator from New York, and also candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Both are graduates of Yale Law School.
Orville Wright – Co-inventor of the first heavier-than-air flight vehicle.
The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two Americans who are generally credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. They are also officially credited worldwide through the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the standard-setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics, as “the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight.” In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing flight possible.
Today’s Notable U. S. Events
Salem Witch Trials – On August 19, 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, Martha Carrier, George Jacobs Sr., George Burroughs, John Willard, and John Proctor were hanged for practicing witchcraft.
Colonial Cycle – Glorious Revolution Era – Fourth Turning, Crisis (1675-1692)
Edward and Emma were my Great-grandparents.
World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)