This Day in History
1845 : Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America.
1952 : As part of the paranoia concerning communism and the cold war the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New York state law that prohibits communists from teaching in public schools.
2008 : Worldwide stock markets have fallen as investors worry about a possible U.S. recession. On Wall Street, the Dow Industrials recovered from early losses to close 7 points lower.