1896 – Utah became the 45th U.S. state.
1935 – Bob Hope was heard for the first time on network radio as part of “The Intimate Revue.”
1962 – New York City introduced a train that operated without conductors and motormen.
1974 – U.S. President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
1999 – Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota’s 37th governor.
2006 – Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. She was the first woman to hold the position.