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 – Horace Greeley, founder and editor of he “New-York Tribune” reputedly advises his readers to “Go west young man”
1919 – Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield.
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”
1939 – Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut.
1950 – Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams’ elbow.
1954 – Dean Stone gets credit for AL win, although he didn’t retire a batter. He threw out Red Shoendienst trying to steal home, AL-11, NL-9.
1958 – 87th British Open Golf Open: Peter Thompson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham.
1960 – US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate.
1963 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43.
1966 – Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago.
1977 – NYC experiences 25 hour black-out.
1985 – “Live Aid” concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief.
1987 – Federal judge throws out Bette Midler’s $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials.
1994 – O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing.
1995 – Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches.
2012 – China’s economic growth drops to 7.6%, its lowest level for three years.
2017 – US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron.Share: