An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
The people have a right supremeTo make their kings, for Kings are made for them.All Empire is no more than Pow'r in Trust,Which when resum'd, can be no longer just.Successionm for the general good design'd,In its own wrong a Nation cannot bind.
People Born Today
John Locke, British empiricist philosopher
Jean Ingres, French painter
Oliver Wendell Holmes, American physician, author Cambridge, Mass
Anna Ella Carroll, American writer
Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian Symbolist poet (Nobel 1911)