Today in History: 10-19-14

Today is Sunday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2014. There are 73 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Oct. 19, 1814, the first documented public performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" took
place at the Holliday Street Theater in Baltimore, where it was performed by an actor now known only as
"Mr. Hardinge."
On this date:
In 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American
Revolution neared its end.
In 1864, Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early’s soldiers attacked Union forces at Cedar Creek, Virginia;
the Union troops were able to rally and defeat the Confederates.
In 1944, the U.S. Navy began accepting black women into WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency
Service). The play "I Remember Mama," by John Van Druten, opened at the Music Box Theater on
Broadway.