1630 – Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop.
1798 – US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens.
1868 – US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hour day.
1910 – US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
1929 – US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1938 – Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week.
1942 – Major General Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe.
1948 – Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)
1950 – North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War.
1953 – 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world in 100 hours.
1962 – Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional.
1973 – John Dean begins testifying before Senate Watergate Committee.
1978 – First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco.
1981 – Microsoft is restricted to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
1985 – Fireworks factory near Hallett, Oklahoma, explodes killing 21.
1990 – 120 degrees in Phoenix, Arizona.
1990 – Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known.
2014 – The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order.
2015 – Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell 6-3.
2018 – Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs.Share: