On this day in 1639, New College was renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard.
In 1781, the planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel.
In 1852, "Uncle Same" made his debut as a cartoon character in the New York Lantern.
In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the U.S. Senate.
In 1884, Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.