Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
America's final moon mission, Apollo 17, blasted off from Cape Canaveral.
Indonesia invaded East Timor, leading to a 25-year occupation.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Armenia, killing 25,000.
Taliban forces fled from Kandahar, their last stronghold in Afghanistan.
Iraq formally declared to the UN that it had no weapons of mass destruction.
Hamid Karzai was sworn in as Afghanistan's first popularly elected president.