In 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. I've often wondered if we shouldn't employ the Japanese to do our diplomacy for us. "No no. You no wanna bomb US. We drop thousand bombs, sink lotsa boat, and thought we so smart. They drop two bombs, just two..." A couple talks like that to, say, North Korea might straighten them right out.
In 1787, Delaware was the first state to ratify the US constitution.