1. 1732: George Washington, the first President of the United States, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

2. 1879: Frank Woolworth opened the first “five-and-dime” store in Utica, New York, marking the beginning of the Woolworth retail empire.

3. 1924: Calvin Coolidge became the first U.S. President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

4. 1980: The “Miracle on Ice” took place at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, as the United States hockey team defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union team 4-3.

5. 1987: Pop artist Andy Warhol passed away in New York City at the age of 58.

6. 1997: Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of a mammal, a sheep named Dolly.

7. 2002: Operation Anaconda, the largest U.S.-led ground offensive since the Gulf War, began in eastern Afghanistan.