1693 The College of William and Mary, second oldest college in the United States, is chartered.
1910 The Boy Scouts of America is founded in Washington, D.C.
for the 1969 calendar of the Boy Scouts of America
1825 The House of Representative elects John Quincy Adams president after no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes.
1942 Daylight saving time (then called "war time") goes into effect to conserve fuel during World War II.
1903 Teddy bears (named after Teddy Roosevelt, our 26th president) begin appearing in stores in early 1903.
|Steiff bears from 1903 and 1905|
1942 Glenn Miller receives the first-ever gold record for selling 1.2 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
1809 Robert Fulton patents his steamboat.
|The 1907 replica of the North River Steamboat at anchor|
1933 President Hoover designates Death Valley in California and Nevada as a national monument; one of its unique characteristics is that it contains the lowest spot in the United States, 282 feet below sea level.
1909 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
1973 Hanoi begins to release American POWs following the end of the Vietnam War.