On this day :
1775 US postal system established, 1775 Congress establishes US Post Office, 1998 Three race fans killed at Michigan Speedway, 1863 Confederate leader John Hunt Morgan is captured, 1947 Truman signs the National Security Act, 1984 Reallife Psycho Ed Gein dies, 1931 Grasshoppers bring ruin to Midwest, 1847 Liberian independence proclaimed, 1908 FBI founded, 1945 Winston Churchill resigns, 1956 Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal, 1943 Entertainer Mick Jagger born, 1942 William Faulkner begins a screenwriting stint, 1975 Van McCoys The Hustle is the 1 song in America, 1878 Officer Wyatt Earp fatally wounds cowboy, 1797 John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson, 1952 Bob Mathias wins second Olympic decathlon, 1968 South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced, 1972 South Vietnamese troops raise flag over Quang Tri, 1916 Australians battle Germans at Pozieres, 1941 United States freezes Japanese assets,