1824: The U.S Bureau of Indian Affairs is established.
1888: An estimated 400 people are killed and commerce is halted in the Great Blizzard of 88, which strikes the eastern seaboard of the U.S.
1917: During World War I, Anglo-Indian forces seize Baghdad.
1918: first documented case of the Spanish flu arises in Kansas.
1926: Civil Rights leader Ralph Abernathy is born.
1941: The Lend Lease Act is signed into law.
1959: Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” makes it Broadway debut in New York City.
1966: Counter Culture icon Timothy Leary is sentenced to 30 years in a Texas prison.
1985: Mikhail Gorbachev ascends to power as the new Soviet leader.