On this day in 1915, Pluto was photographed for the first time. At the time, it wasn't recognized as a planet. It was considered a planet from 1930 until 2006. Today, it is officially classified as a "dwarf planet", although many people still think of it as the ninth planet.
In 1918, the US Congress created the time zones that we are familiar with today. They also established daylight savings time, which not everybody likes (and many people in Arizona are thankful that they don't have to deal with).
Like going to Vegas to hit the slot machines or play poker? In 1931, gambling was legalized in Nevada. Today, although the lottery is legal in all but seven states, Nevada remains one of the hottest spots to gamble (there is no lottery in Nevada though).
In 1979, C-SPAN began broadcasting their wildly exciting programming on cable television. C-SPAN airs business conducted at the US House of Representatives. At the time, very few people actually had cable television, although most people do today.
In 2003, President George W. Bush ordered a second war against Iraq. At the time, the government believed that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction. The September 11, 2001 attacks and terrorism were on the minds of people all over the country, and many thought the war was a good idea at the time.
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