1781 – Los Angeles, California, founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.
1957 – Little Rock Crisis – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, called out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School. They were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school , and then attended after the intervention of President Eisenhower. It is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
1998 – Google founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.