This was 91st day of the year and 274 days remained in the year.
Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The first U.S. weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
President Nixon signed a bill into law banning cigarette ads from radio and television.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic arrested on corruption charges.
Pvt. Jessica Lynch was rescued by U.S. commandos in a raid on an Iraqi hospital.
Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.