1785 – First US state university in Athens, Georgia.
1870 – After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to the Union.
1880 – Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp.
1915 – US Marines occupy Haiti.
1918 – “Tarzan of the Apes”, 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater.
1926 – US Senate agrees to join World Court.
1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
1943 – 1st US attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
1948 – 1st tape recorder sold.
1964 – Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican President bid.
1965 – 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite.
1967 – A fire in the Apollo I Command Module kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee during a launch rehearsal.
1973 – Us & North Vietnam’s William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending the longest US war and military draft.
1985 – 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth.
1992 – Presidential candidate Bill Clinton & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair.
1996 – 15 day old conjoined twins separate: Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies.
1998 – Crane crashes into Roosevelt Island tram (NYC), injuring 10.
2017 – Donald Trump issues executive order banning travel to the US for 7 mostly Muslim countries and suspending admission for refugees.Share: