Return to Daily IQ 1965Johnson's "Great Society"President Johnson outlined his "Great Society" in his State of the Union address. 1885 Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa, performed what is thought to be the first appendectomy. 1896 Utah was admitted as 45th state in the United States. 1904 In Gonzales v. Williams, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that citizens of Puerto Rico are not aliens and can enter the U.S. freely. 1948 Burma (Myanmar) gained independence from Great Britain. 1951 During the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces captured the city of Seoul. 1999 Former wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota's governor. 2007 California Democrat Nancy Pelosi becomes the first woman U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives. 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: ?