1845 – US President John Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas.
1864 – Rebecca Lee in the US becomes 1st African American woman to receive a medical degree.
1909 – 1st US university school of nursing established, University of Minnesota.
1917 – 1st federal land bank chartered in USA.
1932 – The “Lindbergh kidnapping”, 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh kidnapped from home in East Amwell, New Jersey, found dead May 12th.
1937 – 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Ct).
1937 – US Steel raises workers’ wages to $5 a day.
1941 – 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, TN.
1949 – Heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis retires.
1954 – 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 members.
1956 – “Crazy Arms” single released by Ray Price – his 1st #1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1956)
1961 – US President JFK establishes the Peace Corps.
1962 – Kresge Corporation opens the first Kmart in Garden City, Michigan.
1971 – Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC.
1977 – Bank of America adopts the name VISA for its credit card.
1988 – Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist.
1994 – Senate rejects a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
2004 – Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
2016 – Forbes Richest List released, Bill Gates No. 1 with $75 billion, number of world’s billionaires shrinks to 1,810.
2016 – US primary elections: Super Tuesday – both Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton win seven state races each.