1917 – The first troops of the American Expeditionary Force reached France in World War I.
1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
1934 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act.
1945 – The United Nations Charter is signed by 50 Allied nations in San Francisco.
1963 – President John F. Kennedy gave his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in West Germany.
1977 – Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis.
1997 – The Supreme Court rules the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment.
2003 – The Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
2008 – The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution protects an individual’s right to carry a gun for private use, but said the ruling did nothing to alter the ban on gun ownership by felons or the mentally ill.
2013 – The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment.
2015 – The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment.