Return to Daily IQ 1947Rebuilding EuropeSen. George Marshall proposed a plan (Marshall Plan) to help Europe recover financially from the effects of World War II. 1783 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration. 1884 Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican nomination for president with the words, “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.” 1933 The United States went off the gold standard. 1967 The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War began. 1968 Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day. 1981 The Centers for Disease Control published the first report about the disease that would later become known as AIDS. 2002 Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home. 2004 Former president Ronald Reagan died. 2013 The British newspaper the Guardian published the first of many stories based on leaks by Edward Snowden about the top-secret surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. 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: ?