1836: Arkansas became the 25th state.
1944: American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War II. B-29 Superfortresses carried out their first raids on Japan.
1957: Specials at Aberdeen's Arcola Grocery included a 2-pound box of Velveeta cheese for 69 cents and a six-pack of Coke for 39 cents.
1978: King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.
Source: Dacotah Prairie Museum and The Associated Press