Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.
1960: In the trial R v. Penguin Books Ltd. in London, England, Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity for publishing D. H. Lawrence's novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover," a book that became notorious for its story of the physical relationship between a working-class man and an upper-class woman, its explicit descriptions of sex, and its use of words then viewed by many as unprintable.
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