1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico.
1865 – William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap.
1901 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
1902 – US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car.
1906 – 1st Victor Victrola manufactured.
1921 – J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI.
1945 – Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup.
1956 – US President Eisenhower and VP Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco.
1961 – Roger Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers.
1962 – Savannah, world’s 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va. to Savannah, Ga.
1971 – J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the “Camden 20”
1984 – Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced.
1984 – Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice-President George H.W. Bush.
1990 – US President George H.W. Bush calls up military reserves.
1992 – FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
2003 – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
2018 – Longest ever bull market for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at 3,453 days (using 19.9 percent decline in 1990 as the start, usually 20%)