Today in History
|This Day in History
|Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
|In Philadelphia, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
|The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
|Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
|Cold War: Eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
|Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched.