Today, in History...
Today in 1717, The Loves of Mars and Venusbecomes the first ballet ever performed in England. The sequel/novelization, Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus, was released 275 years later.
Today in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was formally adopted. According to Article II, Section 4, you should not mess with it.
Today in 1877, Congress declared Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 Presidential election. Two days later, Hayes was inaugurated. Man, and you thought the DHS shutdown was high drama.