1629 – 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell.
1864 – Battle of Plymouth, NC.
1905 – US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional.
1924 – Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B. Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM).
1937 – Debut of cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J. Fudd & Petunia Pig.
1941 – US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing).
1947 – Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit.
1951 – NY Yankee Mickey Mantle’s 1st game, he goes 1 for 4.
1961 – 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro.
1961 – 33rd Academy Awards: “Apartment” wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor/actress.
1964 – Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368).
1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating US Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1976 – National League greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10 innings. Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs.
1978 – 63,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record).
1983 – Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter.
1986 – IBM produces 1st megabit-chip.
1993 – Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King’s civil rights.
2002 – Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first death in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.
2013 – 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas.
2015 – Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board.Share: