Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.
2010: Californians reject a ballot measure that would have made their state the first to legalize marijuana for recreational use, with 53.5 percent of California voters voting "No" and 46.5 percent voting "Yes." The measure also would have allowed local governments to regulate and tax the newly created cannabis market.
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