Today in history – October 2, 2019

1789 – George Washington sends proposed Constitutional Amendments (The Bill of Rights) to the states for ratification.

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him incapacitated for several weeks.

1950 – The Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz is first published.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court. 

1970 – A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team crashes in Colorado killing 31 people. 

1980 – Michael Myers becomes the first member of either chamber of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War. He was kicked out for his involvement in the Abscam scandal where he was videotaped accepting a $50,000 bribe from undercover FBI agents.