1845 – Macon B Allen & Robert Morris, Jr. are 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US.
1862 – 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Mississippi.
1902 – Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines.
1926 – France and US reach accord on repayment of WW I.
1934 – Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday.
1945 – US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.
1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
1957 – 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
1961 – ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts.
1965 – Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die.
1967 – “Respect” single released by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)
1968 – “Hair: opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances.
1971 – Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration.
1974 – US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in the White House.
1975 – Vietnam War: US begins to evacuate its citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in response to advancing North Vietnamese forces, bringing an end to US involvement in the war.
1982 – 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win.
1992 – Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin.
2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
2006 – 2006 NFL Draft: Mario Williams from North Carolina State first pick of Houston Texans.
2017 – 3 tornadoes hit south east of Dallas, Texas, killing 5.