1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University.
1883 - The New York Horse show opened. The first national horse show was formed by the newly organized National Horse Show Association of America.
1954 - The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1961 - Chubby Checker appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "The Twist."
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform his nation about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1995 - The 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record number of world leaders gathering.