Congress passes a resolution authorizing the U.S. Mint; legislation creating the mint will be passed on Apr. 2, 1792.
The first commercial steamboat route from Louisville to New Orleans is opened.
Rutherford B. Hayes, the republican governor of Ohio is elected president, his election confirmed by an electoral commission after disputed election the previous November.
The Soviets and Germany sign a peace treaty at Brest-Litovsk depriving the Soviets of White Russia.
Boeing flies the first U.S. international airmail from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington.
The first issue of Time magazine is published. It's editor, Henry R. Luce, is just out of Yale.
President Herbert Hoover signs a bill that makes Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner," the national anthem.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds New York's Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the United States.
Japan discloses its first defense plan since World War II.
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appears on national television to explain her affair with President Bill Clinton.