A country is born -- and later expands, an "Iron Horse" retires, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.
1855: The first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems "Leaves of Grass" is published in Brooklyn, N.Y.
German Federal Archive/Wikimedia Commons
Christian Hartmann, Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!