In 1789, the first United States Congress met in New York City and declared the new Constitution in effect. In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd U.S. president. In 1954, the first successful human kidney transplant was performed.
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), composer; Casimir Pulaski (1747-79), military leader; Knute Rockne (1888-1931), football coach; John Garfield (1913-52), actor; Rick Perry (1949- ), politician; Catherine O'Hara (1954- ), actress; Patricia Heaton (1958- ), actress; Landon Donovan (1982- ), soccer player
In 1995, champion boxer George Foreman was stripped of his title by the World Boxing Association after refusing to fight top contender Tony Tucker.
Between 1945 and 1990, the U.S. produced more than 70,000 nuclear bombs and warheads; about 7,315 nuclear weapons remained in the U.S. stockpile as of 2014.
"Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices." – Knute Rockne