Return to Daily IQ 1939And thus, the age of the couch potatoU.S. commercial television made its official debut at the New York World?s Fair.The signal was transmitted from the Empire State Building. 1803 France sold Louisiana and adjoining lands to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. 1812 Louisiana became the 18th state in the United States. 1945 Adolf Hitler and his newly married mistress Eva Braun committed suicide. 1948 The Organization of American States held its first meeting in Bogotá, Colombia. 1975 The Vietnam War ended with South Vietnam's surrender to North Vietnam. 1991 Over 131,000 were killed and as many as 9 million left homeless when a cyclone struck Bangladesh. 2003 Libya accepted responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?