Cite Return to Daily IQ 19409 to 5 beginsThe 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. 1648 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. 1901 Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. 1931 The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic. 1939 Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Del. 1945 The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect. 1992 The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series. 2003 The last Concordes landed in London, ending supersonic air travel. 2005 Civil rights activist Rosa Parks, 92, died. 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. October 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 ?