The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History
1792: Postal Service Act regulates United States Post Office Department
1809: The Supreme Court ruled that the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.
1839: Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.
1962: astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth
2005: Journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson shot himself to death at age 67.