1866 – Metric system becomes a legal measurement system of US.
1896 – City of Miami incorporated.
1900 – Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut.
1914 – Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC, by Harry Fox.
1932 – Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die.
1933 – 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC.
1943 – US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US.
1945 – US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Building, 14 die.
1951 – Walt Disney’s animated musical film “Alice in Wonderland” released.
1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show).
1965 – LBJ send 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000).
1978 – 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY.
1984 – 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles.
1986 – NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, “Uh-oh!” as spacecraft disintegrated.
1991 – 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus is winner.
1994 – Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball’s 14th perfect game.
1997 – NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 years.
2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours.
2014 – Israel criticizes John Kerry’s proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip.