Oliver Pollack created the dollar sign: $.
Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Nazi persecution of Jews began in Germany with a boycott of Jewish businesses.
American forces landed on Okinawa during World War II.
Tiros I, the world's first meteorological satellite, was launched.
The daytime soap opera General Hospital first aired on ABC-TV.
President Nixon signed a bill into law banning cigarette ads from radio and television.
Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed Iran to be an Islamic Republic.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic arrested on corruption charges.
Pvt. Jessica Lynch was rescued by U.S. commandos in a raid on an Iraqi hospital.
President Bush signed the "Laci Peterson" bill making it a separate federal crime to harm a fetus during an attack on the mother.
Sweden becomes the fifth European country to legalize same-sex marriage. The other countries with the same rights are The Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Spain.
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