1741 – Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine begins publishing.
1838 – Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions.
1852 – Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
1883 – “Ladies Home Journal” begins publishing.
1909 – 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)
1913 – US President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico.
1927 – US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey.
1932 – 1st patent for a tree issued to James Markham for a peach tree.
1938 – US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized.
1943 – Minus 32 degrees (F) Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)
1946 – 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
1959 – Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista.
1961 – 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Virginia.
1958 – US 1st 911 phone system goes into service in Haleyville, Alabama.
1982 – Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad.
1988 – 1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador.
1991 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding.
1992 – Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue.
1998 – Tellabs Inc acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $680 million.
2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.