1799 – Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets.
1868 – North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh.
1919 – John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham and Judge McQuade buy NY Giants.
1932 – Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro wins 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 overseas by airplane.
1950 – “As the Girls Go” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances.
1952 – “Today Show” premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC TV.
1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motor Corporation.
1956 – Little Richard releases single “Tutti Frutti”
1962 – 12th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum; Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 31-30; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Henry Jordan, Green Bay Packers, DT.
1963 – George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!”
1967 – Sonny & Cher release single “Beat Goes On”
1968 – Super Bowl II, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL; Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14; MVP, Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB.
1972 – “Sanford & Son” starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV.
1973 – “Aloha from Hawaii”, an Elvis Presley concert, becomes the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer.
1976 – Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves.
1981 – US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish.
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.
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.
2020 – US game show Jeopardy “greatest of all time” tournament won by Ken Jennings.