1814 – English engineer George Stephenson introduces the 1st steam engine.
1832 – 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies.
1850 – Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)
1854 – Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar.
1866 – Ulysses S. Grant named 1st General of Army.
1868 – US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)
1913 – Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies.
1922 – AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WRCA & WFAN)
1933 – 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington.
1941 – FDR bans selling benzene/gasoline to Japan.
1943 – 1st warship named after an African-American launched – USS Leonard Roy Harman, a Buckley class destroyer.
1946 – At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
1952 – Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
1961 – Walt Disney’s animated film “101 Dalmations”, based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US.
1966 – Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love”
1969 – Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne.
1975 – “A Chorus Line”, longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres.
1985 – Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS.
1997 – QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 years.
2014 – Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meets in Cairo.