Today is the 315th day of te year, with 50 days remaining until the end of the year.
1675 - Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus, for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f (x).
1831 - Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent uprising of slaves.
1839 - The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
1864 - General William T. Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.
1889 - Washington is admitted to the United States as the 42nd state.
1918 - Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiegne, France. The fighting ends at 11:00 AM and this is honored with a two-minute silence. The war officially ends when the Treaty of Versailles is signed the next year.
1926 - U.S. Route 66 is established.
1930 - Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
1968 - Operation Commando Hunt is initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.
1972 - The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.