1856 – Anthony Fass patents accordion.
1867 – US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.
1898 – Hawaii is formally annexed to US.
1908 – Henry Ford’s company builds the first Model T car.
1922 – Dedication of Frederick Douglass’ home in Washington, D.C. as national shrine.
1930 – Clarence Birdseye is granted a patent for method for quick freezing food.
1942 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Moscow for a conference with Joseph Stalin and US representative W. Averrell Harriman.
1944 – Pipeline under ocean (Pluto) begins operating.
1948 – Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game.
1953 – Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic.
1955 – US President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour.
1960 – Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched by NASA.
1964 – Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game.
1970 – Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball.
1972 – Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam.
1981 – IBM introduces its first Personal Computer (PC & PC-DOS version 1.0)
1991 – Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan.
1994 – 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition – SF vs Denver)
2004 – New Jersey Governor James McGreevey comes out publicly as gay.
2014 – Ebola outbreak death toll exceeds 1,000.
2017 – US President Donald Trump at a press conference at Trump Tower says “there is blame on both sides” in reference to violence in Charlottsville, provoking widespread condemnation.Share: