Britannica Reports This Day in History
Created this day in 1999 by carving a vast region from Canada's Northwest Territories, the Canadian territory of Nunavut stretches across much of the Canadian Arctic and encompasses the traditional lands of the Inuit.
More Events on this day:
1954: The United States Air Force Academy was created by an act of Congress and was later built in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1945: U.S. troops landed on the Japanese island of Okinawa during World War II.
1918: The United Kingdom's Royal Air Force was formed.
1917: American composer and pianist Scott Joplin died in a mental institution in New York City.