07/18/2024
this day in history
Spread the love

1900 – Boston Beaneaters pitcher Kid Nichols notches his 300th career Major League Baseball victory with an 11-4 win over the Chicago Orphans.

1908 – US Navy’s Great White Fleet leaves San Francisco Bay.

1923 – University of Delaware invents “junior year abroad” at Sorbonne in Paris, France.

1928 – Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Described as the greatest step forward in the baking industry since sliced bread was wrapped.

1936 – RCA shows the first real TV program with dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy.

1943 – German Submarine U-951 sunk by depth charges off Cape St. Vincent in the North Atlantic Ocean.

1948 – Six female reservists become the first women sworn into the regular Navy.

1958 – President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood.

1960 – USSR shoots down a United States aircraft over Barents Sea.

1965 – Otis Redding records “Respect” at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. It later becomes a signature piece for Aretha Franklin.

1972 – First women FBI members Susan Lynn Roley and Joanne E. Pierce sworn in.

1975 – TV soap opera “Ryan’s Hope” premieres.

1980 – Boxer Larry Holmes scores a 7th round TKO of Scott LeDoux in Bloomington, Minnesota in defense of his World Boxing Council heavyweight title.

1987 – Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition and vote to admit women.

1987 – Lt. Col. Oliver North begins public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing.

1996 – Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20) lands.

2006 – Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner becomes first player in Major League Baseball history to hit five grand slams before the All Star break when he homers off Baltimore’s Kris Benson.

2017 – Tesla Motors produces its first mass-market car, the Model 3.

2017 – G-20 summit of world leaders begins in Hamburg, Germany amid violent protests.

2023 – White House announces the last of its chemical weapons has been destroyed in eastern Kentucky as part of the International Chemical Weapons Convention, ending a practice begun in World War I.

About Author

Leave a Reply