Today In History
In 1918: Germany, Austria and Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which ended Russian participation in World War I. The treaty was annulled by the November 1918 armistice.
In 1931: “The Star-Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem of the United States.
In 1991: Motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police in a scene captured by an amateur videographer.