It is the 36th day of the year, with only 329 days remaining until the new year.
1778 - South Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
1917 - Congress passes the Immigration Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia.
1918 - Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S military.
1919 - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
1958 - A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the United States Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
1972 - Bob Douglas becomes the first African-American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
1988 - Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.