1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers.
1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice and gaming tables.
1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on the American colonies.
1791 – Congress enacted legislation forbidding slave trading with foreign nations.
1871 – In North Carolina, Williams Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
1872 – Illinois becomes the first state to require gender equality in employment.
1963 – Please Please Me, the debut album from the Beatles, is released in Britain.
1972 – Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
1972 – In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.