1789 – US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs now referred to as the State Department.
1837 – US Mint opens in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1844 – Fire destroys US Mint at Charlotte, North Carolina.
1888 – Philip Pratt unveils 1st American electric tricycle.
1909 – Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds.
1920 – Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation.
1931 – Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebraska & South Dakota destroyed thousands of acres of crops..
1940 – Bugs Bunny debuts in “Wild Hare.”
1947 – Yogi Berra starts record 148 game errorless streak.
1949 – 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies.
1959 – William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961.
1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking.
1974 – House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment.
1983 – Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal.
1988 – Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer.
1990 – Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills.
1995 – NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million.
1995 – Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC.
2007 – Two news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. Worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.
2015 – Fiat Chrysler fined record $105 million by U.S. regulators over their number of car recalls.