1816 – James Monroe is elected to become the 5th President of the United States, defeating Rufus King of the Federalist Party.
1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1915 – Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Georgia.
1915 – Henry Ford’s peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe ‘to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas’
1918 – US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France.
1920 – 1st Pro football playoff game, Buffalo 7, Canton 3 at Polo Grounds.
1933 – FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration.
1942 – First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
1942 – FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration (WPA)
1945 – Senate approves US participation in United Nations.
1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA.
1965 – Gemini 7 launched with Frank Borman and Jim Lovell.
1970 – Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%.
1981 – Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence.
1983 – US jet fighters strike Syria anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon.
1986 – US launches its Fleet Satellite Communications System (Fltsatcom-7)
1990 – Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC.
1991 – Pan American World Airways ceased operations.
1992 – Somali Civil War: President George H.W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somali.
2014 – The United Nations warns that the world is on course for the warmest year since records began.
2017 – US Supreme Court allow President Trump’s travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries.Share: