1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed’s Hill)
1837 – Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent.
1856 – Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia.
1885 – Statute of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship ‘Isere’
1916 – US troops under General Pershing march into Mexico.
1928 – Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)
1946 – SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St. Louis.
1947 – Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline.
1950 – 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
1953 – US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ether Rosenberg scheduled to die the next day their 14th anniversary.
1958 – The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day.
1963 – Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools.
1968 – Ohio Express’ “Yummy Yummy Yummy” goes gold.
1969 – “Oh! Calcutta” opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
1972 – Looking Glass releases “Brandy”
1982 – US President Reagan’s 1st UN General Assembly address “We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament.”
1991 – Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78.
2008 – First day of legal same-sex marriage in California.
2015 – US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman.Share: