1. 1838: Tennessee enacted the first prohibition law in the United States, making it illegal to sell alcoholic beverages in taverns and stores.

2. 1962:The United States launched the Ranger 3 spacecraft, which was intended to land scientific instruments on the moon. However, it missed the moon by about 22,000 miles.

3. 1988: The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “The Phantom of the Opera” had its world premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.

4. 1998: President Bill Clinton denied having an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky in a nationally televised address, stating, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

5. 2005: Condoleezza Rice was sworn in as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the position.