- 1632 – Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
- 1638 – Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
- 1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
- 1867 – Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
- 1886 – Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1936 – In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany’s illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
- 1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
- 1971 – My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
- 1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
- 1973 – Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
- 1982 – The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
- 1993 – Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
- 1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
Let’s waste no more time and get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:
up” with calls to boycott
World Cup 2018 in Russia
You know who else is fed up? Russia’s victims.
10 Poverty Myths, Busted
No, single moms aren’t the problem.
And neither are absentee dads.
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