In 1867, the Dominion of Canada was established. In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. In 1961, the 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, allowing Washington, DC, residents to vote in presidential elections. In 1973, the last U.S. troops left Vietnam, bringing an end to direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.
John Tyler (1790-1862), 10th U.S. president; Cy Young (1867-1955), baseball player; Pearl Bailey (1918-90), actress/singer; Sam Walton (1918-92), Wal-Mart founder; Walt Frazier (1945- ), basketball player/sportscaster; Amy Sedaris (1961- ), actress; Elle Macpherson (1964- ), model/actress; John Popper (1967- ), musician; Lucy Lawless (1968- ), actress; Lara Logan (1971- ), TV journalist; Megan Hilty (1981- ), actress
In 1999, hockey great Wayne Gretzky scored his last professional goal, bringing his career total to an NHL-record 894.
Wal-Mart is the world's largest private employer, with around 2.3 million employees.
"Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America—not on the battlefields of Vietnam." – Marshall McLuhan