1787 – US Ordinance of 1787 passed, establishes first organized US territory.
1835 – Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson files for a patent for his screw propeller design.
1865 – P. T. Barnum’s museum burns down.
1898 – San Francisco Ferry Building at foot of Market Street, opens.
1923 – American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognized dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.
1930 – David Sarnoff reports in NY Times “TV would be a theater in every home”
1935 – US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect.
1935 – 115 degrees F, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (state record).
1954 – Dean Chance gets credit for AL win, although he didn’t retire a batter, he threw our runner trying to steal home, AL 10 – NL 9.
1960 – US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate.
1966 – Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago.
1977 – New York City experiences 25 hour blackout.
1978 – Lee Iacocca fired as president of Ford Motor Company by chairman Henry Ford II.
1985 – “Live Aid” concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief.
1995 – Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches.
2011 – 19th ESPY Awards: Dirk Nowitzki, Lindsey Vonn win.
2015 – Sandra Bladen is found dead in Waller County, Texas jail, after spending weekend there following a traffic offense. Her family disputes her supposed suicide.
2017 – US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron.
2018 – Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay record $4.7 billion in damages in talc cancer case by jury in Missouri.
2018 – US Department of Justice charges 12 Russian intelligence officers with cyber-attacks against Democratic official during 2016 US elections.
2018 – Large protests in London against US President Donald Trump featuring Trump-like blimp as President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.Share: