1907 - In Paris, it was reported that male cab drivers dressed as women to attract riders.
1910 - In Liberia, a telegraph cable linked Tenerife and Monrovia.
1911 - Herman Jadlowker became the first opera singer to perform two major roles in the same day at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
1915 - A German zeppelin made a night raid on Paris railway stations.
1919 - The first international airline service was inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine containing up to 3.2% alcohol.
1934 - The first Masters golf championship began in Augusta, GA.
1935 - In New York, blood tests were authorized as evidence in court cases.
1935 - Persia was renamed Iran.
1941 - The Grand Coulee Dam in Washington began operations.
1943 - The Dutch workweek was extended to 54 hours.
1943 - Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium.
1945 - The Arab League was formed with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt.
1946 - The British granted Transjordan independence.
1946 - The first U.S. built rocket to leave the earth’s atmosphere reached a height of 50-miles.
1947 - The Greek government imposed martial law in Laconia and southern Greece.
1948 - The United States announced a land reform plan for Korea.
1948 - “The Voice of Firestone” became the first commercial radio program to be carried simultaneously on both AM and FM radio stations.
1954 - The first shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan.
1954 - The London gold market reopened for the first time since 1939.
1956 - Perry Como became the first major TV variety-show host to book a rock and roll act on his program. The act was Carl Perkins.
1960 - A.L. Schawlow & C.H. Townes obtained a patent for the laser. It was the first patent for any laser.
1965 - U.S. confirmed that its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong.
1972 - The U.S. Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment. It was not ratified by the states.