In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate, serving the remainder of her late husband Thaddeus' term.

During WWII, Soviet forces launched a successful offensive against Germans in Eastern Europe in 1945, with U.S. Task Force 38 aircraft sinking 40 Japanese ships off Indochina.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson stated in his State of the Union address that the U.S. military should remain in Vietnam until Communist aggression was halted.

In 2010, Haiti experienced a magnitude-7 earthquake, resulting in 316,000 deaths, with a U.S. Agency for International Development report suggesting a death toll of 46,000 to 85,000.

In 2016, 10 American sailors and their two small Navy boats were detained by Iran after drifting into Iranian waters, but were released the following day.

The Justice Department conducted an investigation into FBI actions, including Comey's Hillary Clinton email investigation, following the end of Obama's "wet foot, dry foot" immigration policy in 2017.

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that individuals flying to the United States would soon need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

In 2022, a House panel requested an interview from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who refused, accusing the panel of "abuse of power."