1848 – 1st pure food law enacted in US.
1870 – 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens.
1900 – Dr. Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever.
1911 – US Open Men’s Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson.
1917 – 1st US troops arrive in France during World War I.
1924 – Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway.
1934 – FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions.
1945 – United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco.
1955 – LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th WO title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs and Fay Croker; first WO played at stroke play.
1968 – Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US.
1970 – Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Baltimore Orioles beat Washington Senators 12-2.
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.
1977 – Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career.
1990 – 122 F in Phoenix, Arizona.
1991 – NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Larry Johnson first pick by Charlotte Hornets.
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.
2003 – NBA Draft: St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (Akron, Ohio) small forward LeBron James first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers.
2008 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.
2015 – US Supreme Court rules 5-4 same-sex marriage is a legal right across all US states.
2018 – US Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s travel ban against mostly Muslim countries.
2020 – New York Times says Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked forces to kill US and coalition troops in Afghanistan.