THINGS TO know
On this date in 1707, Scotland and England were united under the name of Great Britain.
On this date in 1931, the $40 million Empire State Building was completed in New York. It held the title of the world’s tallest building for two decades.
On this date in 1992, on the third day of the Los Angeles riots, beaten motorist Rodney King appealed for calm, asking, “Can we all get along?”