1813 – 1st US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel.
1845 – Macon B Allen & Robert Morris Jr. are 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US.
1852 – 1st edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus published.
1894 – The 500-strong Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey’s Army) arrives in Washington, D.C., to protest against unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol.
1905 – 2″ rain falls in 10 minutes in Taylor, Texas.
1918 – Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays.
1926 – France and US reach accord on repayment of WW I.
1927 – Construction of Spirit of St. Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed.
1939 – Whitestone Bridge connecting the New York boroughs of Bronx and Queens opens.
1945 – US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.
1953 – Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds’ center field bleachers.
1962 – 16th Tony Awards: “A Man For All Seasons” & “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” win.
1970 – US and South Vietnamese forces launch an incursion into Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War.
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.
1983 – Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago’s 1st African American mayor.
1992 – Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin.
2002 – The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.
2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
2017 – 3 tornadoes hit south east of Dallas, Texas, killing 5.Share: