The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History
1756 The Seven Years War began
1940 Nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States.
1948 Hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
1970 The Carpenters released Close to You
1988 The Soviet Union began withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan.