Major Political Articles By liechtyer Oct 29, 1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated Link to article. The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French, is dedicated and unveiled. Apr 2, 1918 Wilson asks Congress for war declaration Link to article. Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany after a US warship is sunk by a German U-Boat. Dec 7, 1941 Bombing of Pearl Harbor Link to article Article reporting the attack on Oahu by President Roosevelt. Apr 13, 1945 Roosevelt Dies Link to article. Harry Truman is becomes President in wake of Roosevelt's death. Aug 7, 1945 Bomb dropped on Hiroshima Link to article. Article concerning the first atomic bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima in Japan. Oct 23, 1962 Cuba Quarantine Link to article. Naval blockade of Cuba ordered by Kennedy to stop the shipment of Soviet missiles to Cuba. Oct 29, 1962 Soviets pull out of Cuba Link to article. Soviet's agree to pull out of Cuba, scrap base plans. Nov 23, 1963 JFK assassinated Link to article. President Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. Apr 5, 1968 MLK assassinated Link to article. Martin Luther King Jr. is killed at a Memphis motel. Jul 21, 1969 Moon landing Link to article. Apollo astronaughts land on Moon. Oct 21, 1973 Watergate Link to article. Watergate scandal unfolds around President Nixon.