1848 – James Marshall finds gold in Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California.
1899 – Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O’Sullivan.
1908 – Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes “Scouting for Boys” as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.
1922 – Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo).
1935 – 1st canned beer, “Krueger’s Cream Ale,” is sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.
1936 – Benny Goodman & orchestra record “Stompin’ at the Savoy” on Victor Records.
1939 – Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
1940 – “The Grape of Wrath”, directed by John Ford and based on John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, is released.
1947 – NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death playoffs.
1950 – Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history.
1952 – 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans (formerly NY Yanks)
1962 – Brian Epstein signs management contract with The Beatles.
1962 – Jackie Robinson is 1st African-American elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
1964 – CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million.
1964 – 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes.
1973 – Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
1984 – Apple Computer Inc. unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer.
1999 – David Duvall eagles the 18th hole for a final round 59 to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at PGA West, becomes only the 3rd player to fire a sub-60 found on the PGA Tour.
2006 – Walt Disney international and Bob Iger announce it is buying computer animation film studio Pixar for $7.4 billion.
2016 – NFC Championship, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC: Carolina Panthers beat Arizona Cardinals, 49-15.
2018 – Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison.Share: