July 23
This day In Masonry

Roger Sherman died on this day in 1793.

Roger Sherman The only person to sign all three documents; the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Association, Articles of Confederation and the Federal Constitution. He was born on April 19, 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts. He was admitted to law bar in 1754. He served as a Member of the Connecticut Assembly a number of terms between 1755 and 1766. He moved to New Haven, Connecticut in 1761. He served in state senate from 1766-1785. He was elected as congressman to 1st congress, 1789-1791, and was U.S. senator from Connecticut from 1791 until his death in 1793. Although his Masonic Apron is in the historical collection of Yale University, having been presented by his descendants, and his membership in the fraternity is based on tradition, not supported by any evidence. He entered the Celestial Lodge on July 23, 1793.

On July 23, 1903, Mason Henry Ford, President of the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan sold his first automobile, which was a Ford Model A.

On this day in 1950, Mason and Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry premiered his show, "The Gene Autry Show," on television.