1760 – NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine.
1845 – Andrew Jackson’s African Grey Parrot “Poll” is removed from his funeral for swearing at The Hermitage, Tennessee. Funeral attendee William Menefee Norment recorded: “Before the sermon and while the crowd was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a household pet got excited and commenced swearing so loud and long as to disturb the people and had to be carried to the house”
1869 – ‘Agnes’ arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef.
1902 – Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan.
1932 – 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
1935 – Dr. Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith’s last drink)
1939 – MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts.
1943 – FDR signs withholding tax bill into law.
1944 – Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league.
1950 – 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club, PA.
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.
1984 – US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time.
1990 – “Meet Me in St Louis” closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 performances.
2003 – The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2008 – The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.
2017 – 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02.