1628~ The Massachusetts colony was founded by Englishmen.
1687~ French explorer La Salle was murdered by his own men while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, in the Gulf of Mexico.
1822~ The city of Boston, MA, was incorporated.
1831~The first bank robbery in America was reported. The City Bank of New York City lost $245,00 in the robbery.
1903~ The U Senate ratified the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.
1915~ Pluto was photographed for the first time. However, it was not known at the time.
1918~ The U.S. Congress approved Daylight-Savings Time.
1931~ The state of Nevada legalized gambling.
1945~ About 800 people were killed as Japanese kamikaze planes attacked the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan.
1948~ Lee Savold knocked out Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds of the first round of their prize fight at Madison Square Gardens.
1953~ The academy Awards aired on television for the first time.
1965~Rembrandt "Titus" sold for $7,770,000.
1968~ Students at Howard University students seized an administration building.
1972~ India and Bangladesh signed a friendship treaty.
1977~ The last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" aired.
1981~ During a test of the space shuttle Columbia two workers were injured and one was killed.
2001~ California officials declared a power alert and ordered the first of two days of rolling blackouts.