- 1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943, which reintroduces federal income tax withholding from paychecks.
- 1954: During the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Army Special Counsel Joseph N. Welch berates Sen. 约瑟夫·R. 麦卡锡, R-Wis。, 问: “Have you no sense of decency, 先生? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
- 1959: The USS George Washington III, the first ballistic missile submarine, is launched.