Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the first female doctor in the United States (More info)

1957 – Machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs, better known as Frisbees (More info)

1964 – The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified (More info)

1973 – President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam (More info)

1977 - The most watched TV program in history began on ABC-TV.  It was a mini-series based on the Alex Haley novel  "Roots".

1986 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley (More info)

 

Hey, it's "National Pie Day"..  "National Handwriting Day, too"..Do people still do that??