1868 - Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union.
1870 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Justice.
1909 - The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA.
1933 - Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned parties other than the Nazis.
1939 - The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.
1944 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights" to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.
1945 - During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended after 81 days.
1946 - Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.
1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signed 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.