1796 – Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleveland.
1864 – Battle of Atlanta: General Sherman’s Union side defeats Confederate troops under General Hood, with 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US casualties.
1893 – Katharine Lee Bates writes “America the Beautiful” in Colorado.
1916 – A bomb explodes during Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco killing 10.
1918 – Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah’s Wasatch National Park.
1926 – 108 degrees F, Troy, NY (state record)
1934 – Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theatre, “Public Enemy No. 1” John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
1937 – US Senate rejects FDR’s proposal to enlarge Supreme Court.
1942 – Gasoline rationing using coupons begins.
1943 – US forces led by General George Patton liberate Palermo, Sicily.
1955 – Richard Nixon becomes the first Vice President to preside over a cabinet meeting.
1960 – Cuba nationalizes all US-owned sugar factories.
1975 – US House of Representatives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee.
1983 – Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world.
1987 – US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf.
1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978.
1995 – Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina.
2003 – Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay’s 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
2016 – Hillary Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential running mate.
2017 – 10 die in over-heated tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas in human-trafficking incident.
2018 – US President Donald Trump threatens Iran in an all-caps tweet of “consequences” in response to speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.Share: