The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.
The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.
Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Vermont Republican Senator James Jeffords left the party to become an independent, handing control of the Senate back to the Democrats.
President Bush proposed a new Cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.