TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1823, President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
In 1927, Ford Motor Co. unveiled its Model A auto- mobile that replaced its Model T.
In 1939, New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field went into operation as an airliner from Chicago landed at one minute past midnight.
In 1957, the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first full-scale commercial nuclear facility in the U.S., began operations. (The reactor ceased operating in 1982.)
In 1970, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency opened its doors under its first director, William D. Ruckelshaus.
In 2001, in one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history, Enron filed for Chapter 11 protection.