1863 – 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100)
1898 – US President McKinley signs the Organic Act to annex Hawaii.
1914 – Baltimore Orioles owner Jack Dunn offers future baseball legend Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10k to Connie Mack (Philadelphia A’s): refuses pleading lack of finance.
1923 – University of Delaware invents “junior year abroad” (at Sorbonne)
1928 – Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.
1936 – RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
1941 – US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion.
1948 – 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy.
1948 – Cleveland Indians stun MLB by signing 42-year-old Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige.
1958 – President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood.
1959 – 26th MLB All Star Game, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: Willie Mays triples to score Hank Aaron as NL wins 5-4.
1961 – James R Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters.
1965 – Otis Redding records “Respect”
1971 – MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces that Negro League players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame to be given full membership in the Museum.
1978 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating Chris Evert 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.
1987 – Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women.
1995 – Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), 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, lone gunman shots and kills five police 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: