In 1834, President Andrew Jackson was censured by the Senate for taking federal deposits from the Bank of the U.S. In 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the U.S. to two immigrant parents was a citizen and could not be deported. In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended with the republic's surrender to Francisco Franco's rebel forces. In 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear plant malfunctioned, causing a near-critical meltdown in Pennsylvania.
Maxim Gorky (1868-1936), author; Nelson Algren (1909-81), writer; Freddie Bartholomew (1924-92), actor; Mario Vargas Llosa (1936- ), author; Rick Barry (1944- ), basketball player; Dianne Wiest (1948- ), actress; Reba McEntire (1955- ), singer/actress; Vince Vaughn (1970- ), actor; Julia Stiles (1981- ), actress; Stan Wawrinka (1985- ), tennis player; Lady Gaga (1986- ), singer
In 1984, the NFL's Baltimore Colts franchise moved to Indianapolis.
Around 34.1 million Americans (more than 11 percent of the population) had at least one foreign-born parent in 2010.
"[Happiness] always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go and you learn at once how big and precious it is." – Maxim Gorky