1802 – 1st comic book “The Wasp” is published in Hudson, New York criticizing Republican politicians.
1863 – 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100)
1891 – Marcellus F. Berry, an American Express employee is granted four copyrights for what he called “the travelers cheque”
1908 – Great White Fleet leaves San Francisco Bay.
1928 – Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Fredrick Rohwedder. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.
1952 – SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40.
1958 – President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood.
1958 – William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows, NY.
1960 – USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea.
1961 – James R Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters.
1965 – Otis Redding records “Respect”
1966 – Obscenity ban for “Naked Lunch” by William S. Burroughs is overturned by the Massachusetts Supreme Court after testimony by Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer.
1972 – 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley & Joanne E Pierce)
1973 – All women board of directors takes control of ABA’s Kentucky Colonels.
1976 – 119 women joined the Corps of Cadets, establishing the first class of women in the US Military Academy at West Point.
1987 – Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women.
1996 – Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands.
2001 – In his first appearance at Daytona since the death of father Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Dale Jr. wins Pepsi 400 coming from 7th with 9 laps remaining to beat teammate Michael Waltrip.
2016 – In Dallas, Texas, long gunman shots and kills five officers, wounding others during a protest march against fatal police shootings of African Americans.
2017 – Tesla Motors produces its first mass-market car, the Model 3.Share: