1742 – Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove.
1776 – Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence.
1837 – The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.
1878 – DC is given a new government by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (changed in 1974)
1905 – Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hours)
1927 – Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross.
1936 – Presbyterian Church of America founded in Philadelphia.
1939 – King and Queen of England taste 1st “hot dogs” at FDR’s party.
1942 – US and USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II.
1947 – WW II sugar rationing finally ends in US (began May 28, 1942)
1959 – Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence’s book, Lady Chatterley’s Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in March 1960)
1962 – Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so.
1963 – Gov. George Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama.
1971 – US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan.
1979 – Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months.
1984 – US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally.
1990 – Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M. Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress.
1998 – Compaq Computers pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
2009 – The World Health Organization declares H1N1 swine flu to be a global pandemic, the first such incident in over forty years.
2012 – US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State.
2018 – Net neutrality is officially repealed by The Federal Communications Commission in the US.Share: