1758 – George Washington elected to Virginia House of Burgesses representing Frederick County.
1824 – Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson.
1847 – Brigham Young and his Mormon follows arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah.
1847 – Rotary-type printing press patents received by Richard March Hoe, NYC.
1880 – 1st commercial hydroelectric power plant in the world begins generating electricity in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1901 – O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
1929 – US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war.
1931 – A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
1936 – 121 degrees F, near Alton, Kansas (state record)
1941 – FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China.
1945 – US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam.
1952 – US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike.
1959 – US Vice President Richard Nixon argues with Nikita Khrushchev, known as “Kitchen Debate”
1961 – Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show.
1974 – Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes.
1979 – US President Jimmy Carter names Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
1990 – US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait.
1998 – Russell Eugene Weston, Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
2002 – James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420-1.
2015 – US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya.
2017 – Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia after meeting with Senate investigators.Share: