1804—Lewis & Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase.
1845—Rubber band patents.
1875—1st Kentucky Derby:Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75.
1881—Revised version of New Testament.
1884—Alaska becomes a US territory.
1897—The first successful submarine that can run submerged for any considerable distance and combines electric and gasoline engines is launched in the USA by its designer John Philip Holland.
1915—National Baptist Convention chartered.
1916—British Summer Time (Daylight Savings) introduced.
1925—Cleveland Indians Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit.
1932—US Congress changes name “Porto Rico” to “Puerto Rico”
1939—1st sports telecast-Columbia vs Princeton-college baseball.
1946—US President Harry Truman seizes control of nation’s railroads to delay a strike.
1959—Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122.
1961—Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers.
1967—The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years.
1973—Stevie Wonder releases “You are the Sunshine of my Love”
1990—Dow Jones average hits a record 2,831.71.
2001—President Bush calls for reduced regulations to encourage more oil, gas, and nuclear production.Share: