On this Day in History in 1782: Congress approves Great Seal of the United States of America & the bald eagle as its symbol.
Added fact, Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the nation symbol.
On this Day in History in 1620: 1st merry-go-round seen at a fair in Philippapolis, Turkey.
On this Day in History in 1784: Benjamin Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America’s symbol.
He really wanted the turkey.