1798 – US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress.
1804 – Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel.
1864 – Confederate forces led by General J. Early begin invasion of Washington, D.C.
1892 – US Patent Office says Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp.
1916 – US Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act.
1934 – FDR became 1st US President to travel through Panama Canal.
1943 – US 45th Division occupies airport Comiso Sicily.
1944 – Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
1952 – General Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate.
1955 – Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust”
1960 – “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is first published by J.B. Lippincott & Co.
1962 – Brothers Hank and Tommie Aaron homer in same building.
1974 – House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate evidence.
1976 – In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling “Headlocks & Wedlocks”
1977 – US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1979 – US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates.
1981 – Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony.
1984 – Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989.
1991 – Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii.
1992 – Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NCAAP speech calls them “you people”
2015 – Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escapes from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City via a specially constructed 1.5 km tunnel from his cell to a nearby house.Share: