In 1781, the Articles of Confederation were officially adopted by all 13 states when Maryland delegates signed their ratification. In 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state in the Union. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps. In 2003, Pakistani counterterrorism officials captured Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a principal planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that offenders could not be sentenced to death for crimes committed before the age of 18.
Glenn Miller (1904-44), bandleader; Ralph Ellison (1914-94), writer; Robert Lowell (1917-77), poet; Yitzhak Rabin (1922-95), prime minister of Israel; Harry Belafonte (1927- ), musician/actor; Roger Daltrey (1944- ), musician; Ron Howard (1954- ), actor/director; Javier Bardem (1969- ), actor; Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974- ), actor; Lupita Nyong'o (1983- ), actress; Justin Bieber (1994- ), singer
In 1969, New York Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle announced his retirement.
Mickey Mantle won seven World Series and three MVP awards as a member of the New York Yankees, 1951-68.
"You can cage the singer, but not the song." – Harry Belafonte