An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near Washington, D.C., the U.S.Geological Survey said. There have been some reports that it may have been as strong as a 6.0.
U.S.G.S said the epicenter was in Virginia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX44) - The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial has officially opened to the public.
The multi-million dollar tribute sits on the National Mall just across the Tidal Basin from the Jefferson Memorial.
1762 - Ann Franklin became the editor of the Mercury of Newport in Rhode Island. She was the first female editor of an American newspaper.
1770 - Australia was claimed under the British crown when Captain James Cook landed there.