Cite Return to Daily IQ 1884Long-distance CallerThe first long-distance telephone call was made, between Boston and New York. 1794 Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including the Constitution (Old Ironsides), for the U.S. Navy. 1866 President Andrew Johnson vetoed a civil rights bill which later became the 14th amendment. 1917 The Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup. 1958 Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier and first secretary of the Communist Party. 1964 A 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit 80 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska, killing 117 and producing a 50-foot tsunami that traveled over 8,000 miles. 1977 Pan American and KLM Boeing 747s collided on a runway in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. The 542 people killed is the highest ever for an aviation disaster. 2001 A federal judge ruled that the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policy was invalid, a ruling that later would be reversed in an appeal. 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: TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. August 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Megacities of Africa The Mongol Empire The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology The Most and Least Religious Countries ?