Return to Daily IQ 1969The Stonewall RiotsPolice and gays clashed at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, fostering the gay rights movement. 1844 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founder Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Carthage, Ill. 1898 Joshua Slocum became the first person to successfully circumnavigate the earth alone when he landed his sloop Spray in Newport, R.I., a 46,000-mile trip. 1922 The Newbery Medal for children’s literature was first awarded. 1950 President Harry S. Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War. 1954 The world's first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow. 1985 The legendary Route 66, running from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., was decertified, the victim of the Interstate Highway System. 2003 The national do-not-call registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolled almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day. 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: ?