1862 - The tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, died.
1916 - Louis D. Brandeis was appointed by President Wilson to the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming its first Jewish member.
2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush said that U.S. forces would not take part in the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's interim leader, said that he would welcome U.S. participation.
U.S. President Quotes
"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society." - U.S. President John Adams