On This Day in History Dec. 10, 2020

1690 – First paper currency issued in the Western Hemisphere

1778 – John Jay is elected President of the Continental Congress

1830 – Emily Dickinson is born.

1851 – Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal library classification system is born.

1864 – Union General William T. Sherman completes his March to the Sea

1869 – Wyomng Territory Governor John Campbell signed legislation granting women the right to vote and hold office, the first in the nation. (Utah was the second to pass a similar law and the first to hold an election where women voted legally.)

1910 – The Nobel Prize committee hosts the first Nobel proze ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

1978 – Superman, starring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, premieres in Washington, D.C.