1807 – US Vice President Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason, later acquitted.
1878 – Thomas Edison is granted a patent for his gramophone (phonograph)
1906 – Will Keith Kellogg and Charles D. Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, now the multinational food manufacturer.
1913 – 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box.
1914 – Four-year-old Charlotte May Pierstorff mailed by train from Grangeville, Idaho to her grandparents’ house 73 miles away in most famous ‘child in the post’ instance.
1934 – US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 months.
1942 – NY Yankees announce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games.
1945 – US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines.
1953 – Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board.
1963 – USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba.
1968 – “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” debuts on NET (now PBS)
1973 – “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” single released by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
1978 – 20th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison takes lead with 11 laps remaining; lowest starting position (33rd) for winner until 2007.
1983 – Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million.
1985 – Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola.
1992 – Professional Spring Football League announces end of operations, 10 days before the scheduled season opener; 10 teams had players in camp and practicing, and rosters cut to 60 players.
2002 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
2019 – Bernie Sanders announces he is running for President for a second time.
2019 – Four-time MLB All-Star at 3B Manny Machado agrees to the biggest free-agent contract in American sports history, a 10-year deal with $300 million with the San Diego Padres.