1860 – Pony Express began between St. Joseph, Missouri & Sacramento, California.
1910 – Highest mountain in North America, Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, claimed to have been 1st climbed by 4 local men.
1925 – Great Britain goes back to the gold standard.
1933 – 1st airplane flight over Mount Everest.
1948 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill … Richard Button wins male championship.
1948 – President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5 billion aid to 16 European countries)
1953 – American magazine “TV Guide” publishes 1st issue; cover features photo of Lucille Ball’s new born baby boy, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV (later professionally known as Desi Arnaz Jr.)
1958 – Fidel Castro’s rebels attack Havana.
1962 – American jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
1966 – Tom Sever signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus.
1973 – 1st mobile phone call is made in downtown Manhattan, NYC by Motorola employee Martin Cooper to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey.
1983 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: In strong winds, Amy Alcott wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel: first year tournament regarded as a major title.
1986 – US national debt hits $2 trillion.
1991 – UN Security council adopts Gulf War truce resolution.
1995 – 57th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Arkansas, 89-78: Bruins’ 11th national title.
2008 – Mariah Carey overtakes Elvis Presley’s record of 17 No.1 hits with her 18th ‘Touch My Body’, only The Beatles have more with 20.
2012 – President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination.
2017 – 79th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: North Carolina defeats Gonzaga, 71-65; Tar Heels point guard, Joel Berry II, 22 points.
2020 – US aircraft carrier captain Brett Crozier cheered off his ship after being fired for a letter demanding more help for his sailors infected with COVID-19.