1776: Benjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence, while his son William came out on sides with the British during the War of Independence and was imprisoned while serving as the loyalist governor of New Jersey
1862: Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia
1882: Franklin Leslie kills Billy the Kid Clairborne in the streets of Tombstone, Az, now known as the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral
1940: German's bomb the English City of Conventry, demolishing tens of thousands of buildings and killing hundreds of men, women and children
1941: Cary Grant stars in Hitchock's movie Suspicion
1969: Apollo 12 lifts off with Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Alan L. Bean on board
My name is Ellen Rutila. Have been doing Ancestry research since 2009, and been doing it ever since. I'm also a violinist, jewelry maker and Graphic Designer.