On April 15, 1732, the first stone was laid for Boston’s Christ Church, more famously known as the Old North Church. It’s home to the oldest church bells in America. And it was made famous during Paul Revere’s midnight ride with the signal, “one if by land, two if by sea.”
On March 12, 1930, Gandhi started his 240-mile Salt March as a nonviolent protest against British rule in India. Gandhi’s march helped inspire widespread civil disobedience in India, bringing international attention to their cause.
On December 2, 1763, the Touro Synagogue was officially dedicated after four years of construction.
On November 1, 1966, the US Post Office issued its first Traditional Christmas stamp, picturing the Madonna and Child with Angels, by Hans Memling.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India.
On July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, calling for the end of racial discrimination in the US armed forces.
Joseph Warren Stilwell was born on March 19, 1883 in Palatka, Florida.
On January 16, 1786, Virginia enacted Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom.