1729 – North Carolina becomes a royal colony.
1866 – Ulysses S. Grant named 1st General of Army.
1913 – Pittsburgh Pirates future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, Max Carey scores 5 runs without a hit, reaching first base on an error and 4 walks, as the Bucs beat Philadelphia Phillies, 12-2.
1922 – AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WRAN)
1936 – 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx.
1941 – FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan.
1946 – US detonates an underwater atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands (5th atomic explosion)
1946 – At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
1956 – 46 die in collision of the SS Andrea Doria and the MS Stockholm off the coast of Nantucket.
1961 – In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
1964 – Beatles’ album “A Hard Day’s Night” goes #1, stays #1 for 14 weeks.
1969 – Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne.
1978 – Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games.
1985 – Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirms he has AIDS.
1991 – Pittsburgh Steeler guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use.
1997 – Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby.
2001 – Faced with declining oil prices, OPEC ministers agree to cut crude oil production quotas by about 4%, or 1 million barrels per day.
2014 – Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo.
2016 – Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo.
2020 – North Korea reports first ‘suspected’ case of COVID-19 in city of Kaesong.
2020 – Hurricane Hanna, 1st of the 2020 season, makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 1 storm.