1893 – Great stock crash on NY Stock Exchange.
1914 – US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia.
1924 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe.
1929 – 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC.
1934 – Federal Savings & Loan Association created.
1942 – FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY’s Long Island.
1950 – North Korea troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Presideny Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict.
1955 – 1st automotive seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1957 – Hurricane Andrew kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas.
1959 – Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game.
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 Bushness and Ted Dabney in Sunnyvale, California.
1979 – Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities.
1980 – US revives draft registration.
1993 – Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd.
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-quaters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
2008 – Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2016 – US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3.
2107 – 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.