- 1790- Rhode Island finally gets around to ratifying the Constituition, and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
- 1848- Wisconsin becomes the 30th U.S. state.
- 1886- Coke (the drink) is advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Journal.
- 1935- The Hoover Dam is completed.
- 1988- Ronald Reagan makes his first trip to Soviet Union.
- 1999- Space Shuttle Discovery completes its first docking with the International Space Station.
- 2004- The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to..
- American rock singer Melissa Etheridge, 48.
- Blair from The Facts of Life, Lisa Whelchel, 46.
- Former American Idol contestant and plus-sized model Joanne Borgella, 27.
Happy International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers everyone!
To those of you that worship uner the Bahá’í Faith (Rainn Wilson/Dwight Schrute), happy Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh!
To those in Nepal, happy Republic Day!
Nigerians, happy Democracy Day!
And finally, Rhode Islanders and Wisonsinonians, happy Statehood Day!