1854 – Anthony Faas patents the 1st US accordion, having made improvements to both the keyboard, and to enhance the sound.
1865 – President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states.
1888 – US Congress creates Department of Labor.
1912 – NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game.
1922 – Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops.
1933 – Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized.
1942 – The United States opens its Office of War Information, with Elmer Davis as head.
1948 – Babe Ruth’s final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies August 16th.
1953 – 53rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 a Oakmont CC in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.
1957 – Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1960 – “Alley-Oop” by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59.
1966 – US Supreme Courts’ Miranda decision; suspects must be informed of rights.
1971 – “The New York Times” begins publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam.
1980 – Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted by “Abscam” investigation.
1988 – Federal jury finds Liggett liable in death of NJ woman of lung cancer.
1993 – YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ.
1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
2005 – A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
2017 – US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians.Share: