The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.
1693: The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II. The college is one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution and is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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