1819 – Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
1861 – US Congress passes First Confiscation Act.
1890 – At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmier becomes the 1st person to be executed by electric chair.
1914 – Denis Patrick Dowd, Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.
1919 – 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
1930 – Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC.
1934 – US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915.
1937 – US and USSR sign trade treaty.
1943 – US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily.
1945 – Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”
1961 – 1st case of motion sickness in space reported.
1964 – Prometheus, the world’s oldest tree (at least 4862 years old), is accidently cut down in Nevada, US.
1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities.
1966 – US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam.
1980 – University Administrators declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles and post-season play due to transcript and curriculum abuses.
1984 – 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange.
1991 – Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Webb. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
1996 – US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran and Libya.
1997 – Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computers, Inc.
2011 – A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.Share: