0325-1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea - Asia Minor
1506-Christopher Columbus died in poverty in Spain
1775-Mecklenburg County - NC citizens declare independence from England
1830-1st railroad timetable published in newspaper -`Baltimore American\
1845-1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii
1861-NC becomes 10th state to secede from US
1862-Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West
1875-Intl Bureau of Weights & Measures established by treaty
1902-US ends occupation of Cuba
1926-Thomas Edison said Americans preferred silent movies over talkies
1927-Lindbergh flew NY-Paris - 1st solo flight across Atlantic
1932-Earhart left Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic
1939-Pan Am began transatlantic passenger & air mail service
1956-Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane - Bikini Atoll
1959-Yanks sink to last place - 1st time since May 25 - 1940
1961-White mob attacks `Freedom Riders\ in Montgomery - Alabama
1972-Republic of Cameroon declared
1974-Soyuz 14 returns to Earth
1976-Viking 1 - Mars landing
1978-US Launches Pioneer Venus 1-produces 1st global radar map of Venus
1979-Cambodian Martyrs Day
1985-FBI arrests John A Walker Jr - convicted of spying for USSR
1985-Dow Jones Avg closes above 1300 for 1st time
1985-US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti