- 19409 to 5 beginsThe 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
The treaties for the Peace of Westphalia were signed, ending the Thirty Years War, ultimately destroying the Holy Roman Empire, and ushering in the modern European state system.
Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.
Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Del.
The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.
The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series.
The last Concordes landed in London, ending supersonic air travel.
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks, 92, died.
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