Return to Daily IQ 2001The start of a very long conflictU.S. and British forces launched bombing campaign against Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan. 1765 The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England. 1849 Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40. 1949 The Republic of East Germany was formed. 1968 The Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from "G" for general audiences to "X" for adults only. 1982 Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats," the longest running show in Broadway history, opened. 1985 The Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestinian gunmen in the Mediterranean. 1998 Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, robbed, and left tied to a fence. He died five days later. 2003 California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place. 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: ?