What happened on that day in United States of America (USA)

1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany

1974 President Richard Nixon signed the national speed limit into law

1945 The United Nations was officially established

1863 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation

1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announced that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies in the universe

1835 The Treaty of New Echota was signed between the United States Government and representatives of a minority Cherokee Political Faction

1945 International Monetary Fund was formally established by 29 member countries

1932 Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City

1965 United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law

1964 United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law

2003 The Spirit Rover was launched by NASA to start the Mars Exploration Rover mission

1963 President John F. Kennedy signed the United States Equal Pay Act into law

1808 The slave trade became illegal when the United States enacted a law banning the importation of slaves

1807 Innovation of the steamboat

1903 Innovation of the aeroplane

1876 Innovation of the telephone

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