|Year|| Event |
|1870|| In the Marias Massacre, 173 Blackfoot Indians (140 were women and children) killed in Montana by US Army. |
|1933|| The 20th Amendment to the Constitution (establishes dates of office occupation for politicians) was ratified by the states. |
|1961|| A B-52 bomber carrying two 24 megaton bombs crashes at Goldsboro, North Carolina. On one of the bombs, five of six interlocking safety devices fail, and a single switch prevents detonation. The explosion would have been 1,800 more times more powerful than the bomb that was exploded at Hiroshima. |
|1964|| 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections. |
|1968|| North Korea seizes U.S. Ship, the USS Pueblo, as it was spying in Korean waters. 83 Americans held as spies. |
|1989|| The Supreme Court invalidates a Richmond, Virginia program requiring that 30 percent of the city's public works funds be set aside for "minority-owned" construction firms. |
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