On this day in 1790, the United States Supreme Court meets for the first time, in New York City. The session is primarily devoted to unpacking, exchanging addresses, and choosing robes.

On this day in 1892, Mrs. William Astor mistakenly invites 400 beggars to a grand ball at her mansion. The "400," as they are called, gain fame and become extremely wealthy before moving to Indiana to begin an experimental community.

On this day in 1953, You Are There with Walter Cronkite premieres on the CBS television network.

On this day in 2353, Kronkite XX, a time-traveling reporter, gives his viewers a glimpse of the 1953 premiere of You Are There with Walter Cronkite on his show, Classic 20th Century TV.

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