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1512 – Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public
1800 – John Adams moves into White House
1941 – FDR puts Coast Guard under control of the Navy
1966 – “Apple Jacks” cereal was trademark registered
1993 – European Union goes into effect
1889 – North Dakota is made the 39th state, South Dakota is made the 40th state
1920 – The first radio broadcast in the U.S. is made from Pittsburgh
1947 – Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose flies for the first and last time
1955 – Jim Henson’s “Kermit the Frog” the first Muppet was copyright registered
1983 – MLK federal holiday declared
1868 – Ulysses S. Grant elected the 18th president of the U.S.
1930 – Detroit-Windsor Tunnel opens to traffic
1964 – D.C. residents cast first presidential votes
1998 – Jesse “The Body” Ventura is elected governor of Minnesota
1903 – Listerine was trademark registered
1862 – Richard Gatling received a patent for the machine gun
1922 – Entrance to King Tut’s tomb discovered
1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross & Miriam Ferguson are elected first and second women governors (Wyoming & Texas)
1980 – Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th president of the U.S.
2008 – Barack Obama elected as America’s first black president