Most Famous Dates in American History

Below are 26 of the most important dates in American history.  Were you or someone you know born on one of these days?  If yes, you share a special moment in the timeline of the American journey.

  • Declaration of Independence – 7/4/1776
  • The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation – July 9, 1778
  • The Treaty of Paris 1783 – September 3, 1783
  • The delegates at the Philadelphia convention approve the Constitution – September 17, 1787
  • The United States Army is established – September 29, 1789
  • The Bill of Rights is ratified by 3/4ths of the states – December 15, 1791
  • The United States Marine Corps is established – July 11, 1798
  • Lousinana Purchase – 4/30/1803
  • Battle of the Alamo – February 23, 1836
  • The Civil War – April 12, 1861
  • Emancipation Proclamation – January 1, 1863
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln – April 14, 1865
  • The United States annexes Guam, the Phillipines, and Puerto Rico – February 6, 1899
  • World War I (WWI) – July 28, 1914
  • The Panama Canal opens for business – August 15, 1914
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I – June 28, 1919
  • Black Tuesday – October 29, 1929
  • World War II – September 1, 1939
  • Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941
  • D-Day – June 6, 1944
  • 1st atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan – August 6, 1945
  • Vietnam War – November 1, 1955
  • Sputnik Satellite – October 4, 1957
  • NASA formed – 1958
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy – November 22, 1963
  • Apollo 11 – 07/20/1969
  • September 11th – September 11, 2001