| Year || Event |
|1756|| Governor Robert Morris declared war on the Delaware and Shawnee Indians. Included in his war declaration was "The Scalp Act,” which put a bounty on the scalps of Indian men, women and boys. |
|1907|| An Anglo-French convention confirmed the independence of Siam but established spheres of influence: territory west of the Menam River was to be the British sphere, that to the east the French sphere. (Encyclopedia of World History) |
|1913|| The 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for the election of senators by popular vote rather than selection by state legislatures, was ratified. |
|1935|| Congress passes the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, with wide authority under which the President may establish a variety of agencies. |
|1943|| President Roosevelt (D) orders that all wages and prices be frozen at present levels. |
|1947|| The Iraqi Ba'ath Party was founded on this date.
|1950|| US Navy PB4Y2 military aircraft with crew of 10 apparently shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet aircraft while spying on the USSR.
|1952|| US President Truman (D) seizes steel mills in order to avert a threatened strike. Supreme court disapproves on June 2. |
|1988|| In an international agreement involving the U.S., the USSR, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the signatories pledged that Afghanistan would become a nonaligned country whose neutral status would be guaranteed by the U.S. and the USSR. [Hmm]
|1997|| U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Finance Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung sign accord in Hanoi for Vietnam to repay debts of $145 million. [Not bad -- we only gave them $1 billion in economic grants during that period. But this will allow us to give them much more.] |