1704 The first regular newspaper in
British Colonial America, the News-Letter, is published in
1800 The United States Library of
Congress is established when · President John Adams signs
legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such
books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
1885 American sharpshooter Annie Oakley
was hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's
1907 Hershey park, founded by Milton S.
Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
1913 The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York
City is opened.
1957 Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is
reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to
1967 Vietnam War: American General
William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the
enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives
him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot
1980 Eight U.S. servicemen die in
Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the·Iran hostage
1990 STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope
is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
1996 In the United States, the
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is
passed into law.
2004 The United States lifts economic
sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward
for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass