Spanish Explorer Hernando Cortez establishes the colony of Veracruz, Mexican today.
US President George Washington issued his “Neutrality Proclamation” today. He stated that America was at peace with France and Great Britain, and that Citizens should not engage in acts of hostilities with citizens from either Nation.
The words "In God We Trust" is authorized for engravement on all US Coinage and Currency tiday, by Act of Congress.
Chloride Gas is first used in World War I, at The 2nd Battle of Ypres - today.