Today in 1493, Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Dominica.
Today in 1896, Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah became the first female US Senator.
Today in 1911,the Chevrolet Motor Company was incorporated.
Today in 1914,the basic design for the modern bra was patented by 19-year-old Mary Jacob of New York. Before that, women wore bulky whalebone corsets.
Today in 1930, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel – linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario opened to traffic. It was the first vehicular tunnel from the US to a foreign country.
Today in 1992, Bill Clinton won the presidential election, defeating President George H. W. Bush.
Today in 1992, Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois became the first African-American female U.S. Senator.
Today in 2004, with no sign the lockout of its players ending in the near future, the National Hockey League canceled the 2005 All-Star Game (which was scheduled for February in Atlanta).
Today in 2014, New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opened, 13 years after the September 11th attacks.