1776 – “Common Sense” Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence.
1861 – Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War)
1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
1901 – Oil discovered at Spindletop, Beaumont, making the start of the Texas oil boom (gusher age)
1911 – 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego.
1917 – The Allied Governments respond to US President Woodrow Wilson’s December 1916 note, giving their terms for ending the war.
1920 – Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce.
1929 – Elmer Rice’s “Street Scene” premieres in NYC.
1943 – 1st US President to visit a foreign country in wartime – FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco.
1944 – 1st mobile electric power plant delivered in Philadelphia.
1949 – RCA introduces 45 RPM record.
1951 – UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY.
1964 – US version of “That Was The Week That Was” premieres.
1967 – Edward W. Brooke (Sen-R-Mass), takes his seat as the 1st popularly elected African-American to the US Senate.
1967 – Lester Maddox inaugurated as Governor of Georgia.
1973 – For the first time graduates studying from home with ‘the Open University’ receive their degrees.
1984 – Clara Peller 1st asks, “Where’s the Beef?” in commercial for Wendy’s hamburger chain.
1994 – Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband’s penis, begins.
2001 – The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be designated as a national monument, the White House announces; a move environmentalist groups had been pressing for to prevent oil drilling.
2018 – Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion as his worth hits $106 billion due to a rise in Amazon’s share price.Share: