1814-Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris
1831-Quebec & Montreal incorporated
1849-Col John W Geary 1st postmaster of SF
1854-Japan opens ports to foreign trade by Commodore Perry
1868-Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China
1870-Thomas P Mundy became 1st black to vote in US (Perth Amboy NJ)
1880-Wabash Ind - 1st town completely illuminated by electric light
1889-Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened
1917-US purchases Virgin Is from Denmark for $25 million
1918-1st US daylight savings time goes into effect
1923-1st dance marathon - NYC - Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs
1932-Ford publicly unveiled its V-8 engine
1933-"1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper - \""Soperton News\"" (Ga)"
1933-Congress authorized Civilian Conservation Corps
1941-Ground broken for Union Sq Garage
1943-Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! opens on Broadway
1949-Newfoundland becomes 10th Canadian province
1953-UN Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjold secretary-general
1958-US Navy forms atomic sub division
1963-LA ends streetcar service after 90 years
1966-USSR launches Luna 10 - 1st spacecraft to orbit moon
1968-LBJ announces he would not seek re-election
1973-Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders - on 60 shots
1976-Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan could be disc from respirator
1980-Jesse Owens of 1936 Berlin Olympics fame dies in Az at 66
1986-167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes