This was 82nd day of the year and 283 days remained in the year.
Patrick Henry declared "Give me liberty, or give me death."
Lewis and Clark began their return journey east.
Benito Mussolini founded his own party in Italy, the Fasci di Combattimento.
Russia's Mir space station ended its 15-year orbit of the Earth, splashing down in the South Pacific.
President Barack Obama signed a health-care overhaul bill, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law.
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.