This day in history:
In 1878, the American Bar Association was founded in Saratoga, N.Y.
In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was stolen from the Louvre Museum. (The painting turned up two years later, in Italy.)
In 1944, the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and China opened talks at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington that helped pave the way for establishment of the United Nations.
In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union, five months after he had signed the Hawaiian statehood bill.