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

1870 – The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins (More info)

1938 – The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (More info)

1977 – Apple Computer is incorporated (More info)

1987 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (More info)

1990 – Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces to face charges of drug trafficking (More info)


It's also Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, New Year's Resolutions Week, and Alaska became our 49th State on this day in 1959.