Today in 1947, the WWII peace treaties were signed.
Today in 1967, the 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) was ratified. What this allows is for the Vice President to become president in the event of death, resignation, removal from office or impairment that prevents the current president from fulfilling his or her duties.
Today in 1986, A&P food stores started pulling bottles of Tylenol off their shelves in the wake of a series of cyanide poisonings.
Today in 1987, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop told a House panel he thought condom advertisements on television would be appropriate, considering the health threat posed by AIDS.
Today in 1990, South African president F.W. de Klerk announced that Nelson Mandela would be released from prison – without condition – the following day.
Today in 1997, the OJ Simpson civil jury decreed that he must pay $25-million in punitive damages.
Today in 1998, Monica Lewinsky's mother, Marcia Lewis, testified before the grand jury investigating her daughter's affair with President Clinton.
Today in 2005, North Korea publicly acknowledged its nuclear aims for the first time.
Today in 2005, His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales announced his engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles.
Today in 2015, Jon Stewart announced he would be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year.
Today in 2019, a sexual abuse investigation into US Southern Baptist churches revealed 400 church members implicated with over 700 victims.