Your mental state has achieved an unusual level of clarity today, so make the most of it by thinking about the hardest issues you face. You may come to a breakthrough if you really push it!
the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was dedicated by President Chester Alan Arthur and New York Gov. Grover Cleveland.
John Hancock was elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding Peyton Randolph.
Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message "What hath God wrought" from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America's first telegraph line.