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.
1892 – US Patent Office says Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp.
1914 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth makes his MLB debut as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox; earns 4-3 win against the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park.
1934 – FDR became 1st US President to travel through Panama Canal.
1943 – US 82nd Airborne division shot at by “friendly fire” in Sicily.
1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt announces he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
1952 – General Dwight 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 inning.
1967 – Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition.
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.
1981 – Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony.
1988 – Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor.
1991 – Calumet Farm, home to Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy.
2001 – Iraq resumes oil exports, ending a 5-week halt in protest of a US and British-sponsored UN Security Council resolution.
2011 – Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.
2019 – Last models of Volkswagon’s Beetle car are produced in Pueblo, Mexico, ending production worldwide after 80 years.
2019 – US stock market reach new records, the Dow tops 27,000 points for the first time and the S&P 500 hits 3,000 points.Share: