1614 – In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
1768 – The first U.S. Chamber of Commerce was founded in New York City.
1792 – President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.
1994 – Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain killed himself at his home in Seattle.