1829 – President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses.
1904 – Champion James J. Jeffries scores a 2nd round TKO win over Jack Munroe in San Francisco; Jeffries retires after his 7th heavyweight boxing title defense.
1910 – Yellow Cab is founded.
1915 – Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage.
1921 – US signs peace treaty with Germany.
1924 – Washington Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 innings.
1932 – Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight.
1943 – US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II.
1946 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Portland GC: Ben Hogan beats Ed Oliver, 6 & $ for first of his 9 major titles.
1950 – US President Harry Truman orders Army to take control of railroad to avert a strike.
1960 – AFL begins placing players names on back of their jerseys.
1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship.
1980 – Gower Champion’s musical “42nd Street” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances.
1989 – After 12 years, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Nepturne & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps.
1991 – Carl Lewis runs 100m in 9.86 seconds.
1991 – Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system.
2001 – Singer Aliyah and 8 others killed in an air crash in the Bahamas.
2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977)
2017 – Category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 mph winds.
2018 – NASA investigates possibly the 1st crime in space over astronaut Anne McClain illegally accessing bank account from space.