(1837) – Michigan became the 26th state to join the union. The year prior, Michigan had separated from what was known as ‘Wisconsin Territory,’ which included modern-day Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and parts of North and South Dakota, in preparation of joining the United States.
(1915) – Rocky Mountain National Park was founded by Congress. The 415-square foot area became part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The areas surrounding the parkland drew miners, hunters, and tourists. Following in the preservation footsteps of president Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson signed the Rocky Mountain National Park Act.
(1947) – “The Greatest Story Ever Told” was first broadcast on ABC radio. The religious stories started as half-hour programs depicting the voice of Jesus Christ. The radio show was adapted from a 1949 novel by Fulton Oursler.
(1998) – President Bill Clinton infamously stated, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky,” on television. The statement was part of a press conference held by the president to squash any rumors that were circulating about his relationship with then White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. Clinton later admitted to the affair and faced impeachment.