1858 – Minnesota entered the United States as the 32nd state.
1888 – Composer Irving Berlin was born in Mogilyov, Russia.
1894 – Choreographer Martha Graham was born in Allegheny County, PA.
1896 – Writer Mari Sandoz was born in Sheridan County, NE.
1904 – Surreal artist Salvador Dalí was born in Figueras, Spain.
1910 – Glacier National Park in Montana was created by an act of Congress.
1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in Los Angeles.
1928 – WGY-TV in Schenectady, NY, began the first schedule of regular TV programs, offering programming to its upstate New York audience three times a week using the mechanical scanning method.