1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world’s oldest) signed

    1774 Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves

    1777 The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.

    1789 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington

    1866 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)

    1888 Congress creates the Department of Labor

    1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital

    1900 China’s Boxer Rebellion against foreigners & Christians

    1920 The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.

    1940 Paris is evacuated as the Germans advance on the city.1943 German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured.

    1966 The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody.

    1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

    1971 The New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers.

    1979 Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the 1877 U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.

    1980 Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in “Abscam” investigation

    1981 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II

    1983 Pioneer 10, already in space for 11 years, becomes the first man-made object to leave the central solar system

    1988 The Liggett Group, a cigarette manufacturer, was found liable for a lung-cancer death. They were, however, found innocent by the federal jury of misrepresenting the risks of smoking

    1989 U.S. President George H.W. Bush exercised his first Presidential veto on a bill dealing with minimum wage.

    2000 President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

    2002 The United States withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

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