1798 – US Congress passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens.
1863 – US General George Meade replaces General Hooker to be more aggressive.
1868 – US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hour days.
1910 – US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
1919 – 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
1929 – US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1938 – “A Tisket A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1.
1938 – Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week.
1941 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 8802, which forbids racial discrimination in the defense industry.
1949 – “Long Haired Hare” is released in theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
1951 – 1st color TV broadcast CBS’ Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities.
1962 – Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional.
1966 – Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks.
1978 – First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco.
1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
1985 – Fireworks factory near Hallett, Oklahoma, explodes killing 21.
1990 – Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known.
1997 – NBA Draft: Wake Forest power forward Tim Duncan first pick by San Antonio Spurs.
2015 – Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court ruling in King v Burwell, 6-3.
2018 – California Governor Jerry Brown declares State of Emergency for wildfire spread over 8,200 acres in Lake County.
2019 – San Francisco is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes.