Men and women were created equal

Today in 1921 – Iowa becomes the first U.S. state to impose a cigarette tax.

Today in 1986 – FBI Miami Shootout: A gun battle in broad daylight in Dade County, Florida between two bank/armored car robbers and pursuing FBI agents. During the firefight, FBI agents Jerry L. Dove and Benjamin P. Grogan were killed, while five other agents were wounded. As a result, the popular .40 S&W cartridge was developed and now SWAT teams roll out in combat gear and armored vehicles to deliver warrants for parking violations.