1788: New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.
1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, unprecedented legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services for their efforts in World War II.
2013: Aerialist Nik Wallenda, 34, becomes the first person to walk a high wire across the Little Colorado River Gorge near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
1997: The Walt Disney Corporation orders the recall of 100,000 already shipped copies of an album by Insane Clown Posse. The issue was the graphic nature of the Detroit “horror-core” rap duo’s lyrics.
1876: Native American forces led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River.
1993: In retaliation for an Iraqi plot to assassinate former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton orders U.S. warships to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles at Iraqi intelligence headquarters in downtown Baghdad.
1939: In Gone with the Wind, one of the most famous scenes in movie history included, “Frankly, my dear, I just don’t care.” It was an alternate line shot in case the film censors objected to the word “damn.” The movie was approved but the producer was fined $5,000 for including the curse.