1847 – Moses Gerrish Farmer builds 1st miniature train for children to ride.
1878 – In California, poet and American West outlaw calling himself “Black Bart” makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box found later with a taunting poem inside.
1903 – 1st automobile trip across the United States (San Francisco to New York) completed by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker.
1916 – The US protests the “Blacklist” issued by the British forbidding trade with some 30 US firms.
1926 – National Bar Association incorporates.
1933 – Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League.
1941 – US embargo on oil-export to Japan.
1945 – Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the unconditional surrender of Japan during WWII.
1948 – President Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 to desegregate the US armed forces, directing “equality of treatment and opportunity” in the military.
1958 – Army launches 4th US successful satellite, Explorer IV.
1971 – Apollo 15 launched (Scott and Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon.
1981 – US Open Women’s Golf, La Grange CC: Pat Bradley shoots final round 66 (-6) to finish 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Beth Daniel, second of Bradley’s 6 major titles.
1984 – Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,502nd single.
1987 – Catfish Hunter, Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame.
1990 – US President George H.W. Bush signs American With Disabilities Act.
2005 – Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission – Launch of Discovery; NASA’s frist scheudled flight after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
2014 – The Chinese government suspends a Shanghai meat dealer and makes arrest after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald’s and Kentuky Fried Chicken.
2017 – US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgender people from the military, overturning Obama era change.
2018 – Facebook has the single worst day of any public company on the stock market – losing 19% or $119 billion market value.