1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics.
1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Baton Rouge Metro Council has killed Mayor/President Kip Holden's third bond proposal. Shortly before 5pm, Wednesday afternoon, the council decided not to vote on the proposal.
AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – South Africa, 21-hours after his family called an undertaker to take his corpse away, a man was up and walking again. Obviously he didn't die after an asthma attack like they thought.
1775 - A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.
1788 - New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.