1851 – San Francisco Orphan’s Asylum founded, 1st in California.
1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
1905 – 1st automobile to exceed 100 mph, A.G. McDonald, Daytona Beach.
1927 – National League President John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can’t hold stock in the Cardinals & play for the Giants.
1928 – Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3M Company.
1930 – 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
1934 – FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce.
1948 – Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway.
1949 – 1st daytime soap on TV “These Are My Children” (NBC in Chicago)
1950 – US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for the development of a hydrogen bomb.
1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
1961 – Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium.
1971 – “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison hits #1 on UK pop chart.
1984 – Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network.
1986 – Mary Lund of Minneapolis, 1st female recipient of an artificial heart receives a donor heart.
1993 – Super Bowl XXVII, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB.
1995 – President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
2006 – Alan Greenspan retires as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
2009 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams wins 10th Grand Slam singles title; outclasses Dinara Safina of Russia 6-0, 6-3.
2017 – US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates after she instructs Justice Department officials not to defend Trump’s travel ban.
2019 – US border agency seizes its biggest ever fentanyl bust, nearly 254 pounds hidden in tractor-trailer in Nogales, Arizona.