Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:


1913 – The United States introduces an income tax (More info)

1964 – Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time (More info)

1969 – President Richard Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the “silent majority” to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies (More info)

1986 – A Lebanese magazine breaks the story of US arms sales to Iran, leading to the Iran-Contra affair (More info)

1992 – Carol Moseley-Braun becomes the first black woman elected to the US Senate (More info)