Today in history – 11.16.2018

  • 1871 – the National Rifle Association receives its charter from New York State.
  • 1907 – Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory join to form Oklahoma, which is admitted as the 46th state.
  • 1914 – Intended to serve as a “lender of last resort,” the New York Fed opened for business.
  • 1933 – The United States established diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
  • 1973 – President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
  • 2000 – President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.