1864 – President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for military service.
1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld’s “Follies of 1907” premieres in NYC.
1914 – US army air service 1st coming into being, in Signal Corps.
1931 – 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched.
1942 – 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years: Garden State Park track opens.
1947 – US President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act.
1951 – Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight championship.
1955 – 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially.
1968 – The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California.
1969 – Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL.
1975 – Jury can’t decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
1984 – 21 people are killed and 19 are injured in a massacre in a McDonalds restaurant in San Ysidro, California; it ends with the shooting of its perpetrator, James Oliver Huberty.
1986 – Videotapes released showing Titanic’s sunken remains.
1991 – Florida Marlins’ logo unveiled.
1993 – 122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St. George.
1994 – Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons.
2012 – Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshall in the Korean People’s Army.
2013 – Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion.
2015 – PayPal is spun off from eBay as a separate publicly traded company on the NASDAQ.Share: