The Old Farmer's Almanac daily calendar gives you quick reference for the significant events on any day throughout the year.
1885: The Washington Monument was dedicated by President Arthur in Washington, D.C. It took 102 years to complete, beginning in 1783 when Congress proposed it. It was the largest man-made structure in the world at the time
Died 2004: President George W. Bush's dog, Spotty, died at the age of 15. She was born in 1989 in the White House. Her mother was Millie, the well-known dog of Bush's parents, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara. She is believed to be the only pet to live in the White House twice