Return to Daily IQ 1832Calhoun resigns as V.P.John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office. 1065 Westminster Abbey consecrated. 1846 Iowa became the 29th state in the United States. 1869 William F. Semple patented chewing gum. 1895 The Lumiere Brothers gave the first commercial movie show at the Grand Cafe in Paris. 1937 Composer Maurice Ravel died in Paris at age 62. 1945 Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance. 1981 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Va. 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: ?