1798 – 1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land and slaves.
1853 – US President Franklin Pierce opens World Fair-Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York.
1870 – The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year.
1914 – Robert Goddard is granted the first patent for liquid-fueled rocket design.
1927 – 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii.
1940 – Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps.
1945 – Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st US ship to bombard Japan.
1946 – Dr Benjamin Spock’s “Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care” published.
1946 – Cleveland Indians Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HRs with 8 RBIs.
1951 – 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS horse race)
1953 – First US national monument dedicated to a black American, to preserve the boyhood home of agricultural scientist and inventor George Washington Carver in Newton County, Missouri.
1966 – Richard Speck rapes and kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory.
1968 – Braves’ Hank Aaron hit his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick.
1969 – The United States $500, #1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
1975 – EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced.
1977 – US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
1983 – US politician Crane (Rep-R-II) and Studds (Rep-D-Mass) admit to sex with pages.
1992 – 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds released “Linux” soon afterwards.
2010 – 18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win.
2019 – US President Donald Trump ignites racial controversy by tweeting four Democrat women of color “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”Share: