On this day in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange is founded by 24 brokers, signing a two-sentence contract called the Buttonwood Agreement. This took place under a button-wood tree on what today is Wall Street.
On this day in 1885, the fearless Apache Indian chief Geronimo, the last Native American to surrender to the United States, breaks out of an Arizona reservation for the second time. For 30 years he and his followers had resisted attempts of white Americans to take away their homeland. Oddly enough, the white-man would use Geronimo's name when they jumped out of planes to prove they had courage. I tell you what would have been courageous of the white-man, but they won't let me.
Also, on this day the Green Corn Dance of the Florida Seminoles takes place annually on this date. A very old harvest ceremony, it is also celebrated by the Cherokee, Natchez, and Creeks. In addition to the sacred dances, there are ball games, council meetings, a feast of barbecued beef, and a purifying black beverage made from a creek holly shrub.