1783 – Congress proclaims a formal end to hostilities with Great britain.
1862 – Charles Evans Hughes, 11th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is born.
1898 – Pres. William McKinley ask Congress for declaration of war with Spain.
1961 – Israel begins the trial of Adolf Eichman, accused of war crimes during WWII.
1968 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
1981 – Pres. Ronald Reagan returns to the White House after recovering from assassination attempt.