The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.
1862: Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the president of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Va. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on Feb. 18, 1861.
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