1797 – Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow, thought farmers fear effects of iron on soil.
1848 – 1st pure food law enacted in US.
1870 – 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens.
1894 – Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto.
1917 – 1st US troops arrive in France during World War I.
1919 – NY Daily News begins publishing.
1934 – FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions.
1945 – United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco..
1946 – Fred Allen’s last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny.
1958 – Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1963 – US President John F. Kennedy gives his famous “ich bin ein Berliner” (intended to mean “I am a Berliner”, but may actually mean “I am a doughnut”) speech in West Berlin.
1968 – Executive Council decides both American League and National League baseball leagues to divide into 2 divisions.
1968 – Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US.
1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
1975 – U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously in “O’Connor v. Donaldson” that non-dangerous people can’t be confined to psychiatric facilities without adequate treatment if able to live viably in outside society.
1989 – Supreme Court rules 16 year olds can receive death penalty.
1992 NYC’s MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on January 1, 1993.
1993 – The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad Intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.
2008 – The US Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.
2018 – US Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s travel ban against mostly Muslim countries.Share: