Restoration of relations with Cuba
Obergefell v. Hodges. Gay marriage is fully legalized in all 50 states
12th Annual Grammy Awards. An awards ceremony was held for American music
1920 Kentucky Derby. Paul Jones won a running of the Kentucky Derby
1920 North Dakota blizzard. The blizzard ended
1920 U.S. Open. Ted Ray won the U.S. Open in Toledo, Ohio
1945 Florida State Road renumbering. Florida's state roads were renumbered
1945 NFL Draft. An NFL draft was held in New York City
1970 Boston Marathon. Ron Hill won a running of the Boston Marathon
1995 Citizen Cup. A yacht racing tournament began
1995 Marathon earthquake. An earthquake took place in western Texas
1995 Mr. Olympia. Dorian Yates won a men's bodybuilding contest in Atlanta
1995 MTV Movie Awards. An awards ceremony was held for American cinema
1995 Skate America. A figure skating competition opened in Detroit
1995 Toshiba Classic. A hardcourt tennis tournament opened in San Diego
24th Tony Awards. An awards ceremony was held for Broadway theatre
42nd Academy Awards. An awards ceremony was held for American cinema
49th Tony Awards. An awards ceremony was held for Broadway theater
A constitutional convention for Cuba opened in Havana
Alabama becomes the 22nd state
Alaska was admitted to the Union, becoming the 49th state
Albany Congress. A "Union of Colonies" was proposed
Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean
American Revolutionary War. The Treaty of Paris (1783) ended the war
American Samoa became self-governing under a new Constitution
American Samoa officially became a United States territory
Apollo 8. The first manned spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit occurred
April 1920 tornado outbreak. The outbreak ended
Arizona was admitted to the Union, becoming the 48th state
Arkansas becomes the 25th state
Arthur MacArthur Jr. took office as Governor-General of the Philippines
Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term as president
Battle for Cebu City. Allied forces captured Cebu City
Battle of Baguio (1945). American and Philippine forces entered Baguio
Battle of Barren Hill. The battle took place
Battle of Bennington. The battle took place
Battle of Bologna. Allied forces captured Bologna
Battle of Bound Brook. The battle took place
Battle of Brandywine. The battle took place
Battle of Connecticut Farms. The battle took place
Battle of Corregidor (1945). Corregidor was declared secured
Battle of Cowpens. The battle took place
Battle of Davao. American forces landed at Davao Gulf
Battle of Davao. Japanese forces withdrew from Davao City
Battle of Fort Lee. The battle took place
Battle of Fort Washington. The battle took place
Battle of Frankfurt. American forces conquered Frankfurt
Battle of Germantown. The battle took place
Battle of Guilford Court House. The battle took place
Battle of Harlem Heights. The battle took place
Battle of Hubbardton. The battle took place
Battle of Iron Works Hill. The battle began
Battle of Iwo Jima. Iwo Jima was declared secure
Battle of Kings Mountain. The battle took place
Battle of Long Island. The battle took place
Battle of Luzon. The Sixth Army landed at the Lingayen Gulf
Battle of Matson's Ford. The battle took place
Battle of Monmouth. The battle took place
Battle of Nassau. The battle began
Battle of Nassau. The battle ended
Battle of Nuremberg. The Seventh Army began an assault on Nuremberg
Battle of Oriskany. The battle took place
Battle of Paoli. The battle took place
Battle of Paulus Hook. The battle took place
Battle of Princeton. The battle took place
Battle of Red Bank. The battle took place
Battle of Short Hills. The battle took place
Battle of Stony Point. The battle took place
Battle of Tientsin. The Eight-Nation Alliance took Tianjin
Battle of Trenton. The battle took place
Battle of Valcour Island. The battle took place
Battle of White Marsh. The battle began
Battle of White Marsh. The battle ended
Battle of White Plains. The battle took place
Battles of Saratoga. The first Battle of Saratoga took place
Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment took place
Berrien was reelected to his Senate seat representing Georgia
Bill Gates founded Microsoft Corporation
Billboard publishes its first music popularity chart
Black was reelected to his own House seat
Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party took place
British Invasion. The Beatles arrived in the United States
Burr–Hamilton duel. Alexander Hamilton is fatally wounded
Charles Herbert Allen took office as governor of Puerto Rico
Charles Lindbergh made the first trans-Atlantic flight
Charles granted a charter for a new colony, the Province of Carolina
Chisholm v. Georgia was decided
CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel, was founded
Colmar Pocket. The German army retreated across the Rhine
Cotton States and International Exposition. A fair opened in Atlanta
Cuban War of Independence. Uprisings against Spanish rule began across Cuba
Democrat David M. Key was appointed to Johnson's vacant Senate seat
Democrat Isaac S. Pennybacker was elected to the Senate from Virginia
Democrat James E. English was appointed to fill Ferry's vacant Senate seat
Democrat Martin Maginnis was appointed to the Senate from Montana
Democrat William H. King of Utah was seated in the House
Democratic senator Happy Chandler of Kentucky resigned his seat
Democratic-Republican John C. Gray was elected to fill Johnson's House seat
Democratic-Republican John Chandler of Maine was elected to the Senate
Disneyland opened at Anaheim, California
Disney's animated feature Steamboat Willie, featuring Mickey Mouse, opened
Dudley was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Explorer 1. The first U.S. satellite was launched into space
Federalist senator Samuel Dexter of Massachusetts resigned his seat
Fifteen hectares on Taboga Island were annexed to the Panama Canal Zone
First Lightning. The Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb
Flight 19. Five torpedo bombers disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle
French and Indian War. The war began
Gage departed Massachusetts for Great Britain
Gaspee Affair. The British schooner Gaspee was burned
Girl Scouts of the USA was created by Juliette Gordon Low
Glorious Revolution. James was deposed in favor of William and Mary
Great Fire of New York. The fire began
Greenwich Tea Party. The Greenwich Tea Party took place
Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey was formed
Hanover Township, New Jersey was formed
Hardwick Township, New Jersey was chartered
Hawaii was admitted to the Union, becoming the 50th state
Henry Ford developed the modern assembly line
Hurricane Alma. A tropical storm in the Caribbean Sea became a hurricane
Hurricane Celia. A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico became a hurricane
Idaho becomes the 43rd state
Illinois becomes the 21st state
Indiana becomes the 19th state
Invasion of Poland. Nazi Germany invaded Poland
Iowa becomes the 29th state
J. Edgar Hoover was appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation
John Glenn orbited the Earth
John Smith founded the Jamestown settlement
Joint special House and Senate hearings on the Iran-Contra affair began
Jorden resigned
Kansas becomes the 34th state
Kieft's War. The war, in New Netherland, began
Knox reached Boston
Laguna Fire. The fire ended
Land Run of 1889. The land run begins
Landing at Kip's Bay. The landing took place
Lebanon, Connecticut was incorporated
Levi Woodbury was installed as senator from New Hampshire
Louisiana Senator Huey Long was assassinated
Louisiana becomes the 18th state
Mexican–American War. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the war
Michigan becomes the 26th state
Military governor Richard P. Leary of Guam abolished slavery on the island
Minnesota becomes the 32nd state
Mississippi becomes the 20th state
Missouri becomes the 24th state
Montana becomes the 41st state
Nathan Hale was captured and executed for espionage
Nebraska becomes the 37th state
Nevada becomes the 36th state
New building, 1 World Trade Center, opens in New York City
New Mexico was admitted to the Union, becoming the 47th
New Netherland was ceded to England under the Treaty of Breda
Nixon Shock. Nixon ended the gold standard in the United States
Nixon called the President's Commission on Campus Unrest
North Atlantic Treaty. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded
North Dakota, South Dakota becomes the 39th and 40th states
Ohio, formerly the Northwest Territory, becomes the 17th state
Oil prices in the United States hit a record $147 per barrel
Oklahoma was admitted to the Union, becoming the 46th state
Operation Rolling Thunder began in the Vietnam War
Operation Texas Star. The operation came to a close
Operation Kita. The Japanese ships arrived safely in Kure, Hiroshima
Oregon becomes the 33rd state
Orson Welles performed a broadcast of The War of the Worlds
Patriot forces captured Skenesboro in modern Whitehall, New York
Powhatan Ellis was appointed senator from Mississippi
President Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative
Reaganomics. The Kemp-Roth Tax Cut was signed into law
Republic of Hawaii is annexed
Republican Clarence D. Clark was elected to the Senate from New York
Republican congressman William J. Purman of Florida resigned
Republican John L. Wilson was elected to the Senate from Washington
Republican Lee Mantle was elected to the Senate from Montana
Republican Thomas R. Bard was elected to the Senate from California
Robert Peary became the first person to reach the North Pole
Sacco and Vanzetti were executed
Samuel Adams organized the Committees of Correspondence
Schenectady massacre. A massacre took place
Second Battle of Trenton. The battle took place
Second Continental Congress. The Congress elected John Hancock president
Senator Andrew Jackson of Tennessee resigned his seat
Sesame Street premiered on National Educational Television
Shays' Rebellion. The rebellion took place
Siege of Charleston. Fort Moultrie fell to the British
Siege of Yorktown. The British surrendered at Yorktown
Simsbury, Connecticut was incorporated
South Carolina seceded from the Union
Space race. The Soviet Union launched Sputnik
Stafford Township, New Jersey was chartered
START I was signed between the United States and the Soviet Union
START II was signed between the United States and the Russian Federation
Staten Island Peace Conference. The peace conference took place
Steve Jobs founded Apple Inc
Stoneham, Massachusetts was established
STS-41-D. The Space Shuttle Discovery was launched
The 50-star flag is adopted
The broadcast network NBC was founded
The Broadway musical Oklahoma opened
The Charter of the Organization of American States was adopted
The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz, was first published
The feminist group the National Organization for Women (NOW) was formed
The first redesigned Lincoln Penny was released to the public
The first successful kidney transplant on a human was performed in Boston
The first Indianapolis 500 was held; being won by Ray Harroun
The first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed
The first Mother's Day was observed
The Jazz Singer, the first motion picture with sound, was released
The movie The Great Train Robbery premieres
The proprietors of the Province of Carolina sold out to the British crown
The radio network Columbia Broadcasting System (later CBS) was founded
The slave trade was abolished in Washington, D.C
The social networking website Facebook was launched
The space station Skylab was launched by NASA
The television miniseries Roots aired on ABC
The United States acquired the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25,000,000
The United States broke diplomatic relations with Cuba
The United States restored full diplomatic relations with Vietnam
The United States signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
The 1st and 2nd North Carolina Regiments were authorized
The 1st, 4th and 5th Connecticut Regiments were raised
The 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment was raised
The 306th Fighter Wing was inactivated
The 310th Air Refueling Squadron was inactivated
The 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th and 15th Virginia Regiments were raised
The 4th Connecticut Regiment was disbanded
The 5th Connecticut Regiment was disbanded
The 6th Connecticut Regiment was raised at New Haven, Connecticut
The 74th Flying Training Wing was disbanded
The 78th Flying Training Wing was disbanded
The Aldrich–Vreeland Act was signed into law
The American Unitarian Association was established
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law
The ANZUS Treaty was signed
The Articles of Confederation were ratified
The Atomic Test Ban Treaty was signed
The Bank of North America was chartered
The Berlin Blockade, the first major crisis of the Cold War, took place
The Boy Scouts of America was created
The British occupied Philadelphia
The British Parliament passed the Tea Act
The British retook Fort Ticonderoga
The British withdraw from ports in New York and the Carolinas
The Bureau of Investigation (later the FBI) was established
The Clayton Antitrust Act was signed into law
The Clean Air Act of 1990 was signed into law
The Clean Air Act was signed into law
The Clean Water Act is enacted, was overridden by the Senate
The Congress of Industrial Organizations was founded
The Continental Army entered its winter quarters at Valley Forge
The Continental Army entered winter quarters at the Middlebrook encampment
The Continental Army left its winter quarters at Valley Forge
The Continental Army left the Middlebrook encampment
The Continental Army left the Middlebrook encampment
The Continental Army made camp at the Middlebrook encampment
The Copyright Act of 1976 was signed into law
The Curecanti National Recreation Area was established
The Department of Commerce and Labor was created
The Dutch laid claim to the territories of New Netherland
The Economic Opportunity Act was signed into law
The Elkins Act was signed into law
The Emergency Quota Act was signed into law
The Empire State Building opened in New York City
The EPA came into existence
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law
The Espionage Act was signed into law
The FBI was established, with J. Edgar Hoover as its first director
The Federal Farm Loan Act was signed into law
The Federal Housing Administration was established
The Federal Trade Commission was established
The Firearm Owners Protection Act was signed into law
The First Grammy Awards was held
The Flint Sit-Down Strike began
The Florida Territory was admitted to the union as the state of Florida
The Ford Model T appeared on the market
The Ford Motor Company was formed
The Fordney–McCumber Tariff was signed into law
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was signed into law
The Fox Broadcasting Company was founded
The Freedom of Information Act was signed into law
The Fundamental Agreement of the New Haven Colony was signed
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut were adopted
The G.I. Bill was signed into law
The Gadsden Purchase is finalized
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade was signed in Geneva
The Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907 was signed
The Glass–Steagall Act was signed into law
The Golden Gate Bridge opened in San Francisco
The Goldwater–Nichols Act was signed into law
The Guadalcanal Campaign begins in the Solomon Islands
The Gun Control Act of 1968 was signed into law
The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty was signed
The Hay–Pauncefote Treaty was signed
The Hepburn Act was signed into law
The Higher Education Act of 1965 was passed
The HMS Peggy Stewart was burned
The Humphrey Hawkins Full Employment Act was signed into law
The Immigration Act Basic Law was signed into law
The Immigration Reform and Control Act was signed into law
The Indian Removal Act is passed
The Indian Reorganization Act was signed into law
The Indiana Territory was partitioned from the Northwest Territory
The Japanese Peace Treaty Conference was held San Francisco
The Japanese garrison on Wake Island surrendered to the United States
The Jones Act was signed into law
The Kellogg–Briand Pact was signed
The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, ending the Korean War
The Lansing–Ishii Agreement was signed
The Mann–Elkins Act was signed into law
The Marshall Plan was announced by U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall
The Massachusetts Bay Colony founded
The Motor Carrier Act was signed into law
The Museum of Modern Art opened to the public in New York City
The Mutual Security Act was signed into law
The NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois
The National Defense Education Act was signed into law
The National Labor Relations Act was signed into law
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was passed
The Neutrality Act of 1935 was signed into law
The Neutrality Act of 1937 was signed into law
The Newlands Reclamation Act was signed into law
The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote
The No Child Left Behind Act education reform bill was signed into law
The Non-Intercourse Act is passed
The Norris–La Guardia Act was signed into law
The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed by the United States
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was passed
The Office of Price Administration was established
The Payne–Aldrich Tariff Act was signed into law
The Philippines regained independence from the United States
The Polaroid camera was first offered for sale
The Presidential Succession Act was signed into law
The Province of Maryland was founded
The Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act was signed into law
The Reconstruction Finance Corporation was established
The Refugee Act was signed into law
The Revenue Act of 1935 was signed into law
The Revenue Act of 1942 was signed into law
The Robinson-Patman Act was signed into law
The Root–Takahira Agreement was reached
The Roswell UFO incident occurred near Roswell, New Mexico
The Sears Towers opened in Chicago, becoming the World's tallest building
The Second London Naval Treaty was signed
The Senate ratified the New START treaty
The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles
The Smith Act was signed into law
The Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act was signed into law
The Stimson Doctrine was published
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was signed into law
The Tet Offensive, a campaign of surprise attacks by the Viet Cong, began
The Tillman Act was signed into law
The Treaty of Alliance was signed with France
The Treaty of Hopewell was signed
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was established
The Underwood Tariff was signed into law
The United States Constitution came into effect
The United States Department of Education is established
The United States Department of Energy is established
The United States Department of Health and Human Services was established
The United States Department of Homeland Security was created
The United States Department of Transportation was established
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs was established
The United States embargo against Cuba came into force
The United States Naval Academy was founded
The United States Navy lifted its ban on women in submarines
The United States Senate Watergate Committee held its first hearing
The Voting Rights Act was signed into law
The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed
The Winthrop Fleet arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
The Works Progress Administration was established
The Wright brothers made their first powered flight in the Wright Flyer
Thomas Paine published Common Sense
Tropical Storm Norma. A tropical cyclone formed off the coast of Mexico
U.S. postal strike of 1970. The strike ended
U.S. presidential election, 2004; President George W. Bush was reelected
UFC 6. An Ultimate Fighting Championship event was held in Casper, Wyoming
Utah becomes the 45th state
Vortex I. A music festival opened in Milo McIver State Park
War in Afghanistan. The United States launched an invasion of Afghanistan
War of 1812. The Treaty of Ghent ends the war
Washington becomes the 42nd state
Wisconsin becomes the 30th state
World War I. The Treaty of Versailles ended the war
WSM first broadcast the Grand Ole Opry
Wyoming becomes the 44th state