Lead Story
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans, 1873

American Revolution
Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania, 1778

Street in front of the White House closed to traffic, 1995

Civil War
Union Congress passes the Homestead Act, 1862

Cold War
United States drops hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll, 1956

Mary Kay Letourneau marries former victim, 2005

Plane crashes at Cairo airport, 1965

General Interest
Vasco da Gama reaches India, 1498

Christopher Columbus dies, 1506

The Homestead Act, 1862

Spirit of St. Louis departs, 1927

Battle for Hamburger Hill ends, 1969

Supreme Court defends rights of homosexuals, 1996

The Simpsons airs 400th episode, 2007

W.H. Auden becomes a U.S. citizen, 1946


Frank Sinatra is laid to rest, 1998
Old West
Levi Strauss patents copper-riveted jeans, 1873

Lincoln signs Homestead Act, 1862

Sunday Silence wins Preakness by a nose, 1989

Vietnam War
French see "light at the end of the tunnel" in Vietnam, 1953

Kennedy criticizes the "Hamburger Hill" battle, 1969

World War I
British renew attacks in Battle of Festubert, 1915

World War II
Germans break through to English Channel at Abbeville, France, 1940