In 1975, nine high school students and four chaperones from Craig (on Prince of Wales Island) returned from a month-long trip to China.
In the nation
In 1634, Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.
In 1913, the home of vaudeville, the Palace Theatre, opened in New York City.
In 1954, RCA announced it had begun producing color television sets at its plant in Bloomington, Ind. The sets cost $1,000 each.
In 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.
In 1994, American troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
In the world
In 1957, the Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community.
In 1975, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a nephew with a history of mental illness. The nephew was beheaded the following June.