This was 182nd day of the year and 183 days remained in the year.
Income tax withholding began in the United States.
The U.S. Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes.
Yasir Arafat returned to Palestinian land after 27 years in exile.
Vermont's civil unions law went into effect.
Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union.
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.