1791 – The Bill of Rights become law.
1773 – Members of the Sons of Liberty dump crates of tea into Boston harbors as a protest against the Tea Act.
1903 – The Wright Brothers make their first flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
1989 – The first episode of The Simpsons airs.
1787 – New Jersey becomes the 3rd state to ratify the Constitution.
1932 – The first ever NFL Championship game is played at Chicago Stadium between the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans.
1998 – President Bill Clinton is impeached by the House of Representatives.
1803 – The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
1860 – South Carolina secedes from the United States.
1620 – The Mayflower Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.