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1775

U.S. forces, under the command of Gen. Richard Montgomery, captured Montreal during the American Revolution.

1927

The world's first long, mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, opened between New York and New Jersey.

1940

Walt Disney's Fantasia debuted.

1942

The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18.

1946

Vincent Schaefer produced artificial snow from a natural cloud for the first time at Mount Greylock in Massachusetts.

1956

The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on buses.

1982

The Vietnam War Memorial, designed by Maya Lin, was dedicated in Washington, DC.

2001

The Taliban abandoned Afghanistan's capital of Kabul when the Northern Alliance entered the city.

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