The Only Things That Happened on This Day in History
1804 The French Senate proclaimed Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.
1980 The Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded
1896 The Supreme Court endorsed the concept of “separate but equal” racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson, a precedent that was overturned in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
1897 A public reading of Bram Stoker’s new novel “Dracula, or, The Un-dead” was staged in London.
1933 The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.