On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution.

In 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

In 1973, Tom Bradley was elected the first Black mayor of Los Angeles.

In 1977, Janet Guthrie became the first woman in the Indianapolis 500.

In 2014, Starbucks closed thousands of stores to hold training sessions for employees on bias, in response to the arrests of two Black men at a store.

In 2015, the Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist.

In 2020, fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested in the death of George Floyd.