1793 – 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard.
1847 – 1st San Francisco newspaper published (California Star)
1848 – 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established.
1866 – Fisk University opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
1928 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Marco Millions” premieres in NYC.
1936 – Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army.
1942 – US Joints Chiefs of Staff created.
1945 – US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines.
1951 – “Life After Tomorrow”, 1st film to receive an “X” rating, premieres.
1964 – Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone.
1969 – First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England.
1972 – Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving’s autobiography is a fake.
1979 – High school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws.
1979 – Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses.
1986 – After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.
1990 – US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas’ ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses.
2007 – Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.
2018 – Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News after his criticism of the White House in “Fire and the Fury” book.
2018 – President Trump cancels program allowing 200,000 San Salvadoreans temporary status to live to the US.Share: