1813 – Captain John Lawrence utters Navy motto “Don’t give up the ship”
1869 – Thomas Edison granted his first patent for the Electric Vote Recorder (U.S. Patent 90,646)
1890 – U.S. census at 62,622,250.
1908 – John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days.
1917 – Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WWI.
1927 – Peace Bridge between US and Canada opens.
1936 – Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY.
1943 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell patents his “esphus” or “blooper ball” pitch, uses pitch on way to a 20-win campaign.
1947 – OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands.
1958 – The Riverside International Raceway in Southern California opens with three 500-mile races in one weekend; Eddie Gray wins the Crown America 500 for NASCAR Grand National cars.
1961 – FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard.
1965 – Robert Manry begins his 78 day voyage to sail a 13.5-foot yacht “Tinkerbell” across the Atlantic Ocean.
1970 – “Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens hits #1.
1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing chocking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
1975 – California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan records his record equaling 4th MLB career no-hitter in beating the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0.
1982 – Oakland A’s left fielder Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a MLB season.
1992 – E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced.
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.
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 Agreemtent.
2018 – US unemployment rate falls to 3.8%, lowest since 2000.Share: