Today in 1851, the first American Young Men's Christian Association was organized in Boston.
Today in 1852, a woman named Emma Snodgrass was arrested in Boston for wearing pants in public.
Today in 1890, the "Wounded Knee Massacre" in South Dakota unfolded as over 300 captive Sioux Indian men, women and children were slaughtered by the 500 man U.S. 7th Calvary. The event virtually closed the books on the 19th century wars between Native Americans and the white settlers.
Today in 1992, David and Sharon Schoo were arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare airport and accused of leaving their two young daughters home and unattended while vacationing in Mexico. The children were put up for adoption, and the couple was quickly dubbed the “Home Alone” parents.
Today in 1999, the NASDAQ composite index closed above 4,000 for the first time, ending the day at 4041.46.
Today in 2016, President Barack Obama retaliated against Russia for hacking American computer systems and trying to influence the 2016 presidential election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and imposing sanctions