1867 – Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tennessee)
1893 – Henry Perky patents a machine for the preparation of cereals for food, otherwise known as shredded wheat.
1901 – Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited.
1907 – Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, San Francisco.
1932 – George Washington quarter goes into circulation.
1933 – National Recovery Administration (NRA) is founded with Hugh S. Johnson as its first director.
1941 – The first jeep is produced.
1944 – Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st African-American congressman from New York.
1946 – US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
1953 – California introduces sales tax (for education)
1957 – 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
1957 – US and Canada create North America Air Defense Command (NORAD)
1958 – US 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)
1972 – 1st article exposing Watergate scandal by Bernstein and Woodward in “The Washington Post”
1977 – Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles.
1985 – Russian KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects to the US in Rome, naming Americans Ronald Pelton and Edward Lee Howard as KGB agents.
2000 – First patient to receive the Jarvik 2000, the first total artificial heart that can maintain blood flow in addition to generating a pulse.
2001 – Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
2014 – USA and UN announce a 72 hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, though it quickly breaks down.
2017 – Christopher A. Way confirmed at FBI Director by US Senate.Share: