1870 – 1st trans-US-Rail service begins.
1915 – Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die.
1929 – US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war.
1941 – FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China.
1942 – Irving Berlin’s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC.
1945 – US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam.
1949 – Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5.
1952 – “High Noon”, American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released.
1959 – US Vice President Richard Nixon argues with Nikita Khrushchev, known as “Kitchen Debate”
1961 – Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba.
1967 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff win with Don Massengale (69-71).
1968 – Hoyt Wilheim pitches in a record 907th major league game breaking Cy Young’s record for pitching appearances.
1974 – Supreme Court unanimously rules President Richard Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes.
1988 – US Open Women’s Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan.
2002 – James Traficant is expelled from the Unites States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 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.
2019 – Special counsel Robert Mueller reports to the US Senate that President Trump was not exonerated of obstruction of justice and that Russia interfered in US election to benefit Trump.
2019 – Facebook agrees to pay $5 billion fine, largest ever for violating consumer privacy, to the US Federal Trade Commission.