1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first sights land in what is now Florida.
1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
1902 – “Electric Theater,” the first full-time movie theater in the U.S., opens in Los Angeles.
1917 – President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
1982 – Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.