TODAY IN HISTORY
On May 26, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a measure creating the Montana Territory.
In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with acquittal on the remaining charges.
In 1938, the House UnAmerican Activities Committee was established by Congress.
In 1971, Don McLean recorded his song “American Pie” at The Record Plant in New York City.
In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow.
In 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, the first legal U.S. casino outside Nevada, opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that Ellis Island, historic gateway for millions of immigrants, was mainly in New Jersey.