1909 – Congress passed the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States.
1923 – In ‘Adkins vs Children’s Hospital’, the US Supreme Court finds that the minimum wage law for women and children, adopted by the District of Columbia, is unconstitutional.
1928 – Mae West’s NYC debut in a daring new play “Diamond Lil”
1939 – Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1941 – PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame.
1947 – Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler suspends Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Durocher for 1 year for “association with known gamblers”
1947 – Tornadoes striking West Texas and Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300.
1954 – WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting.
1959 – NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury.
1967 – 1st Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
1972 – 36th Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus leads wire-to-wire to win the 4th of his 6 Masters titles, 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Crampton, Tom Weiskoph and Bobby Mitchell.
1974 – San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans “Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you, I’ve never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life.”
1983 – 6th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Challenger 1 returns to earth.
1989 – Washington, D.C. march supporting 1973 Roe vs Wade decision (allow abortions)
1995 – 59th Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Crenshaw wins his 2nd Masters title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Davis Love III.
2003 – Baghdad falls to U.S. forces, ending the invasion of Iraq, but resulting in widespread looting.
2012 – “The Lion King” becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking “The Phantom of the Opera”
2018 – Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois becomes the first senator to give birth while in office.
2021 – San Diego pitcher Joe Musgrove no-hits the Texas Ranger, 3-0 at Globe LIfe Field, Arlington, Texas.