1620 – 102 Mayflower Pilgrims and about 30 crew land at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.
1864 – General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia.
1891 – 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1909 – 1st junior high school established (Berkeley, California)
1913 – 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World.
1921 – Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing unconstitutional.
1929 – 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas TX)
1933 – Fox films signs 5 year old Shirley Temple to a studio contract.
1937 – The first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classic series, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.
1945 – “Billion Dollar Baby” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performance.
1956 – Martin Luther King, Jr. and others sit in the new integrated bus.
1959 – Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
1968 – Apollo 8: 1st manned Moon voyage launched with Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders.
1970 – Elvis Presley meets US President Richard Nixon in the White House – the image of this meeting is the most requested photo from the entire National Archives.
1983 – NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men’s basketball free throw rule.
1988 – Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland.
1995 – San Francisco Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000.
1996 – Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher David Ho is named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year.”
1997 – Detroit Lions Barry Sanders is 3rd to run for 2,000 yards in a season.
2016 – Carl Icahn is announced as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform, under President Donald Trump.