1619 - The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, VA.
1942 - Frank Sinatra recorded the last of 90 recordings with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
1942 - The WAVES were created by legislation signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The members of the Women's Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service were a part of the U.S. Navy.
1965 - U.S. President Johnson signed into law the Medicare bill. It went into effect the following year.
1998 - A group of Ohio machine-shop workers (who call themselves the Lucky 13) won the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot. It was the largest-ever American lottery.