1883 – The United States adopted Standard Time and set up four time zones.
1928 – Mickey Mouse appeared for the first time in “Steamboat Willie,” the first fully synchronized sound cartoon.
1963 – Push-button telephones made their debut.
1978 – More than 900 people died in a mass suicide-murder led by the Rev. Jim Jones at the People’s Temple commune in Guyana.
1987 – The congressional Iran-Contra committees issued their final report, saying President Ronald Reagan bore “ultimate responsibility” for wrongdoing by his aides.
2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, declares the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional.