1849 – Memmon is first clipper to reach San Francisco, 120 days out of NY.
1866 – Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US.
1896 – City of Miami incorporated.
1900 – Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut.
1915 – Because of virtual anarchy, US Marines go ashore in Haiti on orders from President Woodrow Wilson; this will lead to an occupation that will last until 1934.
1933 – 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC.
1943 – US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US.
1945 – US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die.
1951 – Walt Disney’s animated musical film “Alice in Wonderland” released.
1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)
1960 – Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate.
1965 – LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
1973 – Skylab 3’s astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched.
1978 – 600,000 attend the “Summer Jam” rock festival at Watkins Glen, New York, at the time the largest audience at a pop festival.
1986 – NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying “Uh-oh!” as spacecraft disintegrated.
1991 – Dennis Martinez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history.
1994 – Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels.
2014 – Israel criticizes John Kerry’s proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from GAZA to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip.
2017 – US Senate vote for “skinny” repeal of Obamacare fails 51-49 when John McCain casts deciding vote against.
2017 – General John Kelly appointed new Chief of Staff by US President Donald Trump.