On June 20, 1782, the United States adopted the Great Seal. It had taken six years, three committees, and the work of 14 men.
On June 10, 1967, the Gateway Arch opened in St. Louis, Missouri. A monument to America’s westward expansion, it’s the tallest arch in the world at 630 feet.
On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared that the United Colonies would now be known as the United States.
On April 24, 1800, President John Adams officially established the Library of Congress.
On April 13, 1943, the Jefferson memorial in Washington, DC, was officially dedicated.
On January 16, 1786, Virginia enacted Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom.