1773 – First public museum established in North American colonies (Charleston, SC)
1803 – US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson’s nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingston to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France.
1839 – Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania.
1865 – Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher, NC.
1896 – 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr. Henry Smith, Davidson, NC)
1906 – 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
1915 – US House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote.
1932 – Philip Barry’s “Animal Kingdom” premieres in NYC.
1943 – Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
1956 – FBI arrests 6 members of the Great Brink’s robbery gang, 6 days before statute of limitations runs out.
1959 – American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records.
1962 – Operation Chopper begins, America’s first combat mission in the Vietnam War.
1966 – LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends.
1971 – US Federal grand jury indicts Rev. Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger.
1972 – Detroit Tigers sign a lease to build a $126M domed stadium (doesn’t happen)
1975 – Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates.
1991 – US Congress gives George H.W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq.
1994 – Malcolm X’s daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham’s murder.
2005 – Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
2017 – US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2017 – Justin Thomas (23) becomes the youngest player to shoot a sub-60 round of 59 in the opening round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC in Hawaii, he also wins the tournament.Share: