1812:The War of 1812 began.
1873:Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1928:Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
1948:The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.
1983:Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.