On this day in history 1865 Robert E. Lee was appointed commander-in-chief of the Confederate forces.
The House of Representatives in 1865 approved the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States.
The first social security check was issued to Ida Fuller on this day in history 1940 for $22.54.
The first U.S. earth satellite, Explorer I, was launched in the year 1958.
In the year 1990 the first McDonald’s opened in Russia.