The British captured Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) in the French and Indian Wars.
The British evacuated New York City, their last military position, after the Revolutionary War.
The slaves who seized the Amistad in 1839 were freed by the Supreme Court. They had been defended by former president John Quincy Adams.
Movie executives blacklisted the "Hollywood Ten."
Iran-Contra scandal broke.
Jiang Zemin became the first Chinese head of state to visit Japan since World War II.
Elian Gonzalez was rescued off the coast of Florida.
President George W. Bush signed into law the Department of Homeland Security and named Tom Ridge as head.