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1789: Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton negotiates and secures the first loan for the United States. The Temporary Loan of 1789, which was used to pay the salaries of the president, senators, representatives and officers of the first Congress, would be repaid on June 8, 1790, at the sum of $191,608.81.
America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.
Honolulu police say a man shot Wednesday evening has died.
Argentina has defaulted for the second time in 13 years after officials failed to come to an agreement with the country's bondholders.
After frantic last minute talks failed to produce a deal late Wednesday, Standard & Poor's deemed the country to be ...