1639 -1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow.
1699 – Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches”
1784 – US Revolutionary War ends with the US Congress of the Constitution ratifying the Treaty of Paris.
1864 – General Sherman begins his march to the South.
1868 – North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh.
1873 – “Celluloid” registered as a trademark by its inventor, John Wesley Hyatt.
1878 – US Supreme Court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional.
1936 – L.M. (Mario) Giannini elected President of Bank of America.
1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane.
1950 – US recalls all consular officials from China.
1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
1956 – Little Richard releases “Tutti Frutti”
1963 – George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!”
1967 – Sonny & Cher releases single “Beat Goes On”
1975 – USSR breaks trade agreement with US.
1979 – US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King’s birthday be a holiday.
1981 – US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish.
1995 – Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex’s $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico.
2008 – MESSENGER spacecraft performs a Mercury flyby.
2016 – Sixth republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in North Charleston, South Carolina.Share: