This US President assured the Jewish community that the Government “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.”

  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson

Today in History: Born on August 13

1777

Hans Christian Oersted, Danish scientist who discovered electromagnetism.

1863

Ernest L. Thayer, author of the poem "Casey at the Bat."

1925

Russell Baker, author and columnist for The New York Times.

1938

Niara Sudarkasa, educator and first woman president of Lincoln University.

1945

Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, musician and screenwriter, his many awards include a Lifetime Achievement in Comedy (American Comedy Awards, USA), several Emmys, and  Grammys for Best Comedy Album (1977, 1979) and Best Bluegrass Album (2009, 2013)

1947

Danielle Steel, the fourth-bestselling author of all time.

1950

Gary Larson, cartoonist (The Far Side).

1966

Halle Berry, actress, her many awards include a Golden Globe (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, TV movie) and and an Oscar (Monster's Ball).