1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Mathew Brady)
1876 – Alexander G. Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents…Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor.
1899 – US Congress begins using voting machines.
1919 – United Parcel Service forms.
1924 – Thomas J. Watson renames the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) as International Business Machines (IBM)
1931 – The original “Dracula” film starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released.
1939 – Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of film “Gone With the Wind”
1951 – Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title.
1954 – Senator John F. Kennedy appears on “Meet the Press”
1960 – 2nd Daytona 500: Junior Johnson survives a 37 car crash on turn 4 to win driving a John Masoni owned Chevrolet.
1962 – US 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV.
1966 – Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points.
1971 – Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in the White House.
1978 – 1st “micro on a chip” patented by Texas Instruments.
1982 – 24th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins with margin of victory over Cale Yarborough an impressive 23 seconds, more than half a lap.
1989 – The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
1998 – Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
2010 – 52nd Daytona 500: Jamie McMurray, driving for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing wins, Mark Martin, oldest polesetter in Daytona 500 history at 51 years, 27 days.
2019 – US Senate confirms William Barr as Attorney General.
2019 – JP Morgan is the first bank to create its own crypo-currency JPM coin.Share: