In 1813 The British burn Buffalo, New York, during the War of 1812.
In 1837 Canadian militiamen destroy the Caroline, a U.S. steamboat docked at Buffalo, New York.
In 1845 Texas becomes the 28th U.S. state.
In 1848 Gas lights are installed at the White House for the first time.
In 1851 The first Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opens in Boston, MA.
In 1890 The Wounded Knee massacre takes place in South Dakota. 300 Sioux Indians are killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them.
In 1913 The first movie serial, "The Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1934 Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
In 1940 During World War II, Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London, England.
In 1949 The first UHF TV station begins regular operations in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
In 1952 The first tr…