1812 – James Madison re-elected President of the US, Elbridge Gerry, Vice-President.
1823 – President James Monroe declares his “Monroe Doctrine”, a US foreign policy regarding Latin America.
1867 – In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
1899 – US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them.
1901 – King C. Gillette begins selling safety razor blades.
1927 – 1st Model A Ford sold for $385.
1939 – NY’s La Guardia Airport began operation as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight.
1941 – US Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul.
1941 – Japanese Marshal Admiral Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor.
1954 – US Senate censures Joseph McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for “conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute”
1957 – 1st US large scale nuclear power plant for peacetime use opens, Shippingport, Pennsylvania.
1968 – US President Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor.
1969 – Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
1970 – Environmental Protection Agency begins in the US under Director William Ruckelshaus.
1972 – “December Giant” largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
1979 – Crowds attack US embassy in Tripoli, Libya.
1988 – STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
1990 – US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit.
2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York.
2014 – Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a “threat to mankind” and spell the end of the human race.
2018 – Trade war truce agreed between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Si Jinping at G-20 meeting in Argentina.Share: