Paul Zinskie was born.
1952 - Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States.
1978 - The world's first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in Lancashire, England.
Susan Rothstein was born.
Moe McNicholas was born.
1788 - New York became the 11th state in the United States.
1947 - President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Sal John Cori was born.
1974 - The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon for obstructing justice in the Watergate case.
1996 - A pipe bomb exploded in an Atlanta park during the Olympic Games.
Eileen McCarthy was born.
Robert Ostrander was born.
Michael O’Brien was born.
1794 - Robespierre, one of the leading figures of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.
2002 - Nine Pennsylvania coal miners were rescued after 77 hours of being trapped in a mine shaft.
Kathy Pastina was born.
Lisa Marie Hanna was born.
1958 - President Eisenhower signed the congressional act that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which was authorized by Congress.
1981 - Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, married Lady Diana Spencer.
Sharon Gabriel was born.
1956 - The phrase, "In God We Trust," was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
2002 - Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a professional basketball game.
1954 - Mount Godwin-Austen (K2), the world's second-highest peak, was climbed for the first time by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS