Return to Daily IQ 2004Same-sex marriage first made legal in the U.S.The Massachusetts Supreme Court declared the right for citizens to have same-sex marriages. 1783 England proclaimed the formal end to the hostilities with the United States. 1787 Shays's Rebellion, an uprising of Massachusetts farmers, was defeated. 1789 George Washington and John Adams are elected the president and vice president of the United States. 1861 Delegates from six southern states met at Montgomery, Ala., to form the Confederate States of America. 1945 Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met at the Yalta Conference. 1948 Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) gained independence from the United Kingdom. 1969 The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasir Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. 1974 Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. 1976 Benjamin Britten, British composer, died. 2003 The country of Yugoslavia disappeared, to be replaced by the loose federation of Serbia and Montenegro. 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: ?