1799 – Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets.
1868 – North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh.
1878 – US Supreme Court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional.
1919 – John McGraw, Charles A. Stoneham and Judge McQuade buy NY Giants.
1932 – Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro win his 1st race.
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.
1946 – 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks.
1950 – “As the Girls Go” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances.
1951 – 1st NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: American Conference beats National Conference, 28-27, MVP: Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns, QB.
1952 – “Today Show” premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV.
1954 – The Hudson Motor Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Cooperation.
1956 – Little Richard releases”Tutti Frutti”
1960 – US Army promotes Elvis Presley to Sergeant.
1963 – George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever.
1972 – “Sanford & Son” starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV.
1976 – Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves.
1987 – Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
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.
2019 – US President Donald Trump denies he is a Russian agent after NY Times article states the FBI started an investigation and the Washington Post raised issues over a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Share: