1835 Susan Coolidge born, author of What Katy Did
1861 Kansas becomes a state – watch Wizard of Oz
1886 Karl Benz patents the first petrol-powered car
1936 the Baseball Hall of Fame opens – so play baseball
1963 the Football Hall of Fame opens – play American football
Gibraltar Constitution Day – see 10th September.
Victoria Cross instituted 1856 – talk about bravery.