The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History
1846 U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1865 Four people were hanged in Washington, D.C., after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
1898 The United States annexed Hawaii.
1930 Construction began on Boulder Dam on the Colorado River.
1954 Elvis Presley made his radio debut when Memphis, Tenn., station WHBQ played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right.”
1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska statehood bill.
2005 Terrorist bombings in three Underground stations and a double-decker bus killed 52 victims and four suicide bombers in the worst attack on London since World War II.