The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History
1776 Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence to a crowd gathered at Independence Square in Philadelphia.
1889 The Wall Street Journal was first published.
1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first “Follies” on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
2004 Enron founder and former chairman Kenneth Lay pleaded innocent to charges related to the energy company’s collapse. (He was convicted, but died while the case was on appeal.)
2004 Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy were convicted in New York of looting the cable company and deceiving investors.