On July 16, 1790, a site along the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States government.
In 1909, the Audi auto company was founded in Zwickau, Germany, by August Horch.
In 1945, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
In 1951, the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger was first published.
In 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.
In 2002, the Irish Republican Army issued an unprecedented apology for the deaths of “noncombatants” over 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland.
In 2004, Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison for lying about a stock sale.