1638 – 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1789 – 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
1843 – It snows in Buffalo and Rochester, NY & Cleveland, Ohio.
1880 – The first pay telephone service in the United States is installed in New Haven, Connecticut.
1908 – John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days.
1927 – Peace Bridge between US and Canada opens.
1941 – 12.59″ rainfall, in Burlington, Kansas (state 24-hour record)
1951 – 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson, Nevada)
1957 – Don Bowden becomes 1st American to run a 4 minute mile (3:58.7)
1961 – FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard.
1966 – 2,400 people attend White House Conference on Civil Rights.
1970 – Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro pitcher Jim Bouton for writing “Ball Four”
1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
1980 – Steve Garvey hits the 7,000 Dodger home run.
1987 – Phil Niekro’s 314th win combined with Joe to have most baseball wins by brothers (530)
1995 – Rangers’ Kenny Rogers scoreless inning streak ends after 39.
2005 – The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.
2007- Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland, Michigan.
2009 – General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
2017 – US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.
2018 – US unemployment rate falls to 3.8%, lowest since 2000.Share: