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1 1993 - European Union established.
1952 - United States tests first hydrogen bomb.
1944 - FDR puts Coast Guard under control of the Navy.
1927 - Ford Model A production begins.
1914 - The Bra was patented.
1895 - The new U.S. Library of Congress building opened its doors to the public.
1895 - First American auto club.
1800 - John Adams moves into White House.
2 1995 - Scandal closes Daiwa Bank in U.S.
1983 - Truck explosion kills 3,000 in Afghanistan.
1983 - ML King federal holiday declared.
1963 - South. Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem murdered during coup.
1889 - North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted to the Union as the 39th and 40th states, respectively.
1865 - President Harding is born in Ohio.
1795 - President Polk is born in North Carolina.
1721 - Peter the Great becomes Emperor of Russia.
3 1986 - Iran arms sales revealed.
1964 - Johnson defeats Goldwater for presidency.
1903 - Panama declares independence.
1900 - America's first car show begins.
1839 - First Opium War between China and Britain begins.
4 1973 - Iranians storm US embassy
1956 - Soviets crush Hungarian revolt
1948 - T.S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize in literature
1939 - The first air-conditioned car is displayed
1922 - Entrance to King Tut's tomb discovered
5 1968 - Richard Nixon elected president
1940 - FDR re-elected president
1930 - American novelist Sinclair Lewis is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
6 1917 - Bolsheviks revolt in Russia
1861 - Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America
1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the U.S.
7 1972 - Nixon re-elected president
1965 - Green Monster sets new speed record, 576.553mph
1957 - East Germany launches the Trabant Sputnik car
1944 - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected to an unprecedented fourth term
1916 - Jeannette Rankin becomes first U.S. congresswoman
1913 - French novelist Albert Camus is born
8 1973 - Louvre Museum opens.
1960 - John F. Kennedy elected president.
1895 - German scientist discovers X-rays.
1889 - Montana became the 41st State.
1864 - Lincoln reelected president.
9 1989 - East Germany opens the Berlin Wall.
1960 - Robert McNamara named Ford Motor president.
1927 - Giant Pandas are discovered in China.
1901 - Teddy Roosevelt establishes a naval base in the Philippines.
10 1982 - General secretary of the Soviet Communist Party Leonid Brezhnev dies.
1969 - Sesame Street premiered on PBS television.
1951 - Direct dial telephone service is first available coast to coast.
1942 - Germans take Vichy France.
1928 - Hirohito crowned in Japan.
1775 - Birth of the U.S. Marine Corps.
11 1999 - Around 400 people die when a 7.2 earthquake trikes Ducze, in north-west Turkey.
1989 - Jaguar becomes a subsidiary of Ford
1986 - Sperry Rand and Burroughs merged to become Unisys
1973 - Soviet Union refuses to play Chile in World Cup Soccer
1918 - World War I ends
12 2001 - American Airlines Flight 587 crashes on takeoff from JFK International airport headed to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, killed 260 people.
1999 - About 400 people are killed as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Ducze, in north-west Turkey.
1990 - Akihito enthroned as emperor of Japan
1982 -Yuri Andropov assumes power in the Soviet Union
1980 - Voyager I flies near Saturn
1979 - Carter shuts down oil imports from Iran
1946 - First drive-in banking service
1944 - Brits sink the battleship Tirpitz
1927 - Holland Tunnel formally opened
1889 - DeWitt Wallace, founder of Reader's Digest, is born
13 1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington.
1945 - Truman announces inquiry into Jewish settlement in Palestine.
1942 - The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18 in the U.S.
1940 - Willys-Overland completes original Jeep prototype.
1927 - The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opens to the public, connecting New York City and New Jersey.
14 1985 - Volcano erupts in Colombia and buries nearby towns.
1969 - Apollo 12 lifts off.
1968 - Yale University goes Co-ed.
1967 - Maj. Gen. Bruno Hochmuth killed in Vietnam.
1951 - United States gives military and economic aid to communist Yugoslavia.
1914 - The first Dodge
1832 - The first streetcar went into operation.
15 1977 - President Carter hosts shah of Iran
1977 - The 100,000,000th U.S.-built Ford
1956 - Elvis' first film opens
1926 - NBC radio network's grand opening
1917 - Georges Clemenceau named French prime minister
1889 - Brazil's last emperor deposed
16 1973 - Nixon supports construction of the Alaskan oil pipeline
1988 - Benazir Bhutto elected leader of Pakistan 1945 - German scientists brought to United States to work on rocket technology
1907 - Oklahoma enters the Union
17 1994 - Sony writes off Columbia
1970 - First wheeled-vehicle on the moon
1906 - Honda founder born in Hamamatsu, Japan
1869 - Suez Canal opens
18 1969 - Joe Kennedy dies
1960 - Chrysler limits DeSoto production
1928 - Mickey Mouse debuts
19 1985 - Reagan and Gorbachev hold their first summit meeting
1977 - Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat visits Israel
1831 - President Garfield is born in Ohio.
20 1967 - Product Safety Commission established
1948 - American consul in China held "hostage" by communists
1945 - Nuremberg war-crimes trials begin
21 1975 - Congressional report charges U.S. involvement in assassination plots in Cuba, Vietnam, Chili, Congo and Dominican Republic
1970 - Ford Mustang Boss 351 debuts
1941 - Nazi chief architect requests POWs to labor for a new Berlin
1916 - Britannic sinks in Aegean Sea
1916 - Emperor Franz Josef of Austria dies
1877 - Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a way to record and play back sound
22 1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns.
1988 - Stealth bomber unveiled.
1985 - Lee Iacocca, Chrysler CEO, leads immigration ceremony.
1972 - First B-52 shot down over North Vietnam.
1963 - Kennedy becomes fourth president assassinated in Dallas, TX.
1927 - Eliason receives snowmobile patent.
23 1981 - Reagan gives CIA authority to establish the Contras.
1980 - Southern Italy rocked by earthquake.
1940 - Romania signs the Tripartite Pact, officially allying itself with Germany, Italy, and Japan.
1804 - President Pierce is born in New Hampshire.
24 1978 - Letterman's first Tonight Show appearance.
1971 - Hijacker "D.B. Cooper" parachutes with $200K into thunderstorm from an NWA 727. No trace of Cooper was found.
1963 - Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy
1944 - U.S. B-29s raid Tokyo.
1922 - Irish author and nationalist executed.
1888 - Dale Carnegie, author of the business and people skills bible "How to Win Friends and Influence People" is born.
1868 - Composer Scott Joplin, the "King of Ragtime," is born in Texarkana, Arkansas.
1784 - President Taylor is born in Virginia.
25 1996 - Dow sets new 6.500 point record for the first time in history
1994 - Founder Akio Morita announced his decision to step down as CEO of Sony
1986 - Iran-Contra connection revealed
1967 - Catholic official reports support provided to North Vietnam
1963 - Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington
1941 - A "war warning" of Pearl Harbor attack is sent to commanders in the Pacific
1920 - Gaston Chevrolet, the younger brother of famous automobile designer and racer Louis Chevrolet, was killed during a race
1783 - Last British soldiers leave New York
26 1990 - Matsushita buys MCA $6.6 billion
1965 - France successfully launches the Asterix-1 satellite into space with a Diamant-A rocket, becoming the world's fourth space power after the Russia, the US, and Canada.
1941 - Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
1941 - Archaeologists enter King Tutankhamen's tomb in more than 3,000 years
1927 - Ford Model A is announced
1922 - Technicolor debuts
27 1995 - AmHS/Premier and Sun Health Alliance announced their plans to merge becoming a healthcare titans.
1940 - Iron Guard massacres former Romanian government.
1940 - Bruce Lee is born
28 1989 - Czechoslovakian Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power.
1979 - A New Zealander sightseeing plane traveling over Antarctica crashes, killing all 257 people on board.
1954 - Nobel Prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi, architect of the nuclear age, dies in Chicago at the age of 53.
1943 - FDR attends Tehran Conference.
1942 - The first Ford bomber, B-24 Liberator, is produced.
1895 - First gas-powered race is run.
1582 - William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway.
29 1996 - Volkswagen executive resigns under espionage charges. VW would pay General Motors $100 million and agreed to buy at least $1 billion in parts from GM.
1973 - Auto giant Chrysler Corp. announced plans to halt production at seven plants.
1967 - McNamara resigns as Secretary of Defense.
1948 - First all-Australian automobile is unveiled.
1942 - Coffee joins the list of items rationed in the United States.
1929 - Richard Byrd and three companions make the first flight over the South Pole.
30 1995 - Justice Dept. indicts 11 brokers, who had developed an elaborate scheme to swipe large sums from their clients' holdings.
1960 - The first Scout all-terrain vehicle is produced
1939 - USSR attacks Finland.
1874 - Winston Churchill is born.
1835 - Mark Twain, a famous 19th century novelist, is born.
1782 - The United Stated and Great Britain sign a peace treaty in Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War.
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