1792 – 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens

1914 – Battle of the Falkland Island: British Royal Navy destroys a German battle squadron

1923 – German-US friendship treaty signed

1941 – US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II

1941 – President Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbour

1946 – US Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight

1966 – US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

1972 – United Airlines crashes at Chicago’s Midway Airport killing 45

1983 – 9th Space Shuttle Mission, Columbia 6, lands at Edwards AFB

1987 – US President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles