1787 New Jersey becomes the 3rd State of the United States.
1878 Joseph Stalin is born.
1917 Prohibition begins.
1966 How The Grinch Stole Christmas Makes its Debut on TV with narration by Boris Karloff. And the song Your a Mean One Mr. Grinch sung by Thurl Ravencroft.
1943 Keith Richards is born
1946 Stephan Spielberg is born
1997 we lost comedian/Actor Chris Farley
And in 1813 the British take Fort Niagara in the war of 1812.