1791 – The United States Bill of Rights become law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.

1917 – World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.

1933 – The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.

1973 – The American Psychiatric Association votes 13 – 0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.