1802 - Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city.
1937 - Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With The Wind.”
1944 - Wartime rationing of most grades of meats ended in the U.S.
1948 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.
1966 - The game “Twister” was featured on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
1968 - After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retook Dai Do complex in Vietnam. They found that the North Vietnamese had evacuated the area.
1971 - National Public Radio broadcast for the first time.
1971 - James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King’s assassin, was caught in a jailbreak attempt.
1988 - The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband’s activities.
2006 - In Alexandria, VA, Al-Quaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was given a sentence of life in prison for his role in the terrorist attack on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.