In 1793 Lucretia Mott, one of the founders of the American women's rights movement, was born Lucretia Coffin in Nantucket, Mass.
1938: The “March of Dimes” campaign to fight polio was organized.
1961: The United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1995: The Postal Service raised the price of a first-class stamp to 32 cents.
2004: NASA's Mars rover Spirit touched down on the Red Planet.