1979 - The Soviet Union took control of Afghanistan, installing Afghan politician Babrak Karmal as president.
2001 - The U.S. announced plans to hold Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Marty Keating was born.
1832 - John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office.
1945 - Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.
1981 - Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Va.
Chris Boyle was born.
James Hassett was born.
Janet Urciouli was born.
Max Power was born.
1851 - The first Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) opened in Boston.
Pat McVeigh was born. Boom!
Katie French was born.
Monica Reilly was born.
1940 - California's first freeway opened.
1993 - Israel and the Vatican signed an agreement of mutual recognition to put an end to Jewish-Christian hostilities.
Kathy Louis was born.
1938 - The first breath test for drivers, "drunkometer," was introduced in Indianapolis.
1946 - President Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.
Peter Duffy was born.
Vivian Carter was born.
Lily Corcoran was born.
George Johnson was born.
1863 - Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
1959 - Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries took over Cuba and toppled Fulgencio Batista's regime.
Carolyn Butler was born.
1935 - The Bruno R. Hauptmann trial began for the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby.
1994 - Rudolph Giuliani is inaugurated as New York City's mayor.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS