1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange.
1914 – US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia.
1923 – Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane.
1929 – 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC.
1939 – Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2 in 23 innings; called on account of darkness after 5 hours and 15 minutes.
1942 – FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY’s Long Island.
1950 – North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, President Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict.
1955 – 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1957 – Hurricane Audrey kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas.
1962 – Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems.
1969 – 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival.
1972 – Legendary video game and home computer Atari, Inc. founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Sunnyvale, California.
1979 – Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities.
1980 – US revives draft registration.
1990 – Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oakland A’s contract.
2003 – The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
2005 – AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
2008 – Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Gloria Melinda Gates Foundation.
2017 – Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users.
2019 – US Supreme Court rules the Constitution doesn’t prohibit partisan gerrymandering, allowing a ruling party to redraw electoral boundaries.Share: