Today i the 70th day of the year, with only 295 days remaining.
1824 - The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
1861 - The Constitution of the Confederate States is adopted.
1941 - President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing american-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
1945 - The Imperial Japanese Navy attempts a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.
1990 - Lithuania declares its independence from the USSR.