1870 – Ada Kepley becomes the 1st American female law college graduate (Old University of Chicago, later Northwestern)
1896 – W.S. Hadaway patents electric stove.
1898 – Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense with a horse”
1906 – US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ in particular)
1918 – Prominent US Socialist and Pacifist Eugene Debs is arrested on charges of denouncing the government, a violation of the Espionage Act of 1917.
1929 – US Open Men’s Golf, Winged Foot CC: Bobby Jones wins his third US Open title in a 35-hole playoff, dominating Al Espinosa by 23 strokes on the West Course.
1936 – 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees.
1940 – US Fish and Wildlife Service forms.
1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
1952 – “Guiding Light” soap opera moves from radio to TV.
1953 – 1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured.
1960 – US stops sugar import from Cuba.
1965 – NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise.
1967 – Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut.
1977 – US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Washington, D.C.)
1985 – “The King & I” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances.
1989 – Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl.
1999 – NBA Draft: Duke power Elton Brand first pick by Chicago Bulls.
2012 – Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
2014 – US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provisions of ‘Obamacare’ on religious grounds.
2019 – President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un.Share: