In 1852, the first cartoon depicting Uncle Sam as the symbol of the United States appeared in a drawing by Frank Bellew in the New York Lantern. The recruitment poster above created by James Montgomery Flagg in 1917 is what gave Uncle Sam his standard look. (Handout photo)
1639: Harvard University was named for clergyman John Harvard.
1733: Chemist Joseph Priestley, who would discover oxygen, was born near Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
1993: The Blizzard of 1993 hit Maryland, bringing one to two feet of snow throughout the state and hurricane-intensity winds.
2005: Black Sabbath and Blondie entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.