1980 Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut.
1958 Esther Roberta Fishman was born in San Andreas, California.
1932 First gas tax in the U.S. was established.
1934 United States Securities and Exchange Commission was established.
1922 Warren G. Harding became the first U.S. President to broadcast over the radio.
1991 Mount Pinatubo volcano erupted.
1903 The Ford Motor Company was incorporated.
801 Drogo of Metz was born.
1989 The Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a political protest is protected by the First Amendment.
1870 Christmas declared a U.S. federal holiday.
1905 Industrial Workers of the World party founded.
1520 Montezuma died.
1958 John Woods Wheeler was born.
2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-