1870 – Construction begins on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge; completed May 24, 1883.
1888 – 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C.
1899 – 1st known use of the word “automobile”, appears in an editorial in The New York Times.
1918 – US Employment Service opens as a unit of the Department of Labor.
1929 – 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president.
1938 – March of Dimes established to fight polio.
1945 – US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa.
1946 – As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy.
1952 – “Dragnet” with Jack Webb premiers on NBC TV.
1957 – 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster, Pa.
1970 – “Mame” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances.
1977 – Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs incorporate Apple Computers, Inc.
1981 – American golfer Johnny Miller wins the sport’s first $1 million tournament when he beats Seve Ballesteros of Spain in a playoff in the inaugural Million Dollar World Challenge at Sun City, South Africa.
1985 – Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky.
1987 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist, Aretha Franklin.
1996 – 1st clamshell flip mobile phone, the Motorola Star TAC, goes on sale. Eventually 60 million are sold.
2004 – Panthers kicker John Kasay ties NFL-playoff record with 5 field goals to lead Carolina to a 29-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of playoffs in Charlotte, N.C.
2007 – High profile Miami Dolphins NFL head coach Nick Saban resigns after agreeing to return to college football and take head coaching job at Alabama.
2009 – The Bitcoin network is created as the first block of the digital currency is mined by a person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto.
2018 – Lawyers of US President Donald Trump try to stop the publication of book on Trump’s administration “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff.