In 1892, the Afro-American Newspaper was founded in Baltimore by John H. Murphy, shown above. The newspaper’s content was about what was going on in the African-American communities. Today, the newspaper publishes two editions weekly in Baltimore and Washington in addition to posting content on its website. (Baltimore Sun photo)
1521: Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured what is now Mexico City from the Aztecs.
1846: The American flag was raised for the first time in Los Angeles.
1932: Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice-chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out “for all or...