Return to Daily IQ 1848There's gold in them tharhills!President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of 1848 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California. 1776 The first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. 1791 Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35. 1872 Having left New York on Nov. 5, the brigantine Mary Celeste was found adrift off Portugal with everyone aboard mysteriously missing. 1933 The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing prohibition, was ratified. 1955 The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO. 2002 At Sen. Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday celebration, Senate Republican leader Trent Lott praised Thurmond's 1948 segregationist presidential bid. Lott subsequently resigned his leadership position. 2004 Hamid Karzai was sworn in as Afghanistan's first popularly elected president. 2009 An Italian jury convicts Amanda Knox, an American student, of murdering her former roommate, English student Meredith Kercher, in 2007. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?