1639 – Connecticut’s first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, was adopted.
1784 – The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.
1943 – Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel by airplane while in office when he flies from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
1952 – NBC’s “Today” premiered.
1963 – George Wallace was inaugurated as the governor of Alabama, promising his followers, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”
1993 – David Letterman accepted a multimillion-dollar deal to move his late-night talk show to CBS after his NBC contract expired.