1804 – Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, establishing the procedure for electing the President and Vice President, ratified in Congress.
1844 – Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization of rubber.
1871 – Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school.
1898 – US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii.
1911 – Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM)) is incorporated.
1916 – Boy Scouts of American forms.
1924 – Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth automobile.
1924 – J. Edgar Hoover assumes leadership of the FBI.
1934 – Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated.
1944 – US forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific.
1955 – The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual “Operational Alert” (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA’s preparation for a nuclear attack.
1967 – Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill.
1974 – “All the President’s Men” by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation is published by Simon and Schuster in the US.
1982 – Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a pubic education.
1983 – Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion.
1990 – “Dick Tracy” with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres.
2001 – ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum sign a letter of intent for a natural gas to liquids (GTL) project that would be the largest in the world.
2012 – Apple I computer sells for a record $374,500.
2015 – Real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for US President.Share: