1789 – New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1945 – 24 German leaders went on trial at Nuremberg before the International War Crimes Tribunal.
1969 – The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase-out.
1985 – The first version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released.
2002 – President George W. Bush called for a “coalition of the willing” to help the United States disarm Iraq if necessary.