The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
General Motors was founded by William C. Durant.
The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress.
The United States first adopted peacetime conscription when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act into law.
President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
Papua New Guinea became independent.
Lebanese Christians massacred hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Beirut.
The Montreal Protocol was signed by 25 nations, limiting production of substances that harm the ozone layer. To date, 197 nations have ratified the protocol.
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