Today in 1847,Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
Today in 1863,James Plimpton of New York patented four-wheeled roller skates.
Today in 1885,William Grant performed the first successful appendectomy. The patient was Mary Gartside.
Today in 1896,Utah became our 45th state.
Today in 1954,Elvis Presley recorded his first demo in Nashville.
Today in 1965,during his State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the building of the "Great Society."
Today in 1971, Ohio agreed to pay $675-thousand to victims and families of Kent State victims.
Today in 1974,President Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
Today in 1989,George H. W. Bush became the first Vice President since Martin Van Buren to declare himself President of the United States.
Today in 1999,former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota's 37th governor.
Today in 2004, the NASA Mars Rover Spirit landed successfully on Mars.
Today in 2006,Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives as the 110th Congress convened. She was the first woman to hold the position, holding it from 2007 through 2011.
Today in 2010,the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance.
Today in 2018,a ‘Bomb Cyclone'hit the Northeast prompting flooding and snow in New York subway system.