Return to Daily IQ 1862USDA approvedThe U.S. Department of Agriculture was created by an act of Congress on this day. 1911 The Standard Oil Company, headed by John D. Rockefeller, was ordered dissolved by the Supreme Court, under the Sherman Antitrust Act. 1918 The first air mail route in the U.S. was established between New York and Washington, DC, with a stop at Philadelphia. 1930 On a Boeing Air Transport flight between Oakland and Chicago, Ellen Church became the first airline stewardess. 1940 Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the United States. 1972 Alabama Governor George Wallace was shot and crippled as he campaigned for the presidency. 1988 The Soviet Union began to withdraw its estimated 115,000 troops from Afghanistan. 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: ?