1809 – 1st US steamboat to make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Philadelphia.
1854 – The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
1898 – US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War.
1902 – Patent for window envelope granted to H. F. Callahan.
1924 – 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland.
1932 – British Open Men’s Golf, Prince’s GC: Gene Sarazen wins wire-to-wire by 5 strokes from fellow American Macdonald Smith.
1935 – In Akron, Ohio, Dr. Robert H. Smith (Dr. Bob) from Akron & Bill Wilson from New York City form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith’s last drink)
1939 – MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts.
1943 – FDR signs withholding tax bill into law.
1952 – US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry.
1963 – US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy.
1966 – Mamas & Papas win gold record for “Monday, Monday.”
1972 – Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
1977 – Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers.
1977 – James Earl Ray (Martin Luther KIng’s killer) escapes from prison.
1981 – Pete Rose ties Stan Musial’s NL record of 3,630 hits.
1990 – Musical “Meet Me in St. Louis”, based on the 1944 film, closes at Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 253 performances.
1996 – 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson wins.
2003 – The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2013 – Superman film “Man of Steel” directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premieres in New York City.