1895 – Henry Ford takes the 1st Ford through the streets of Detroit.
1912 – State of Massachusetts passes 1st minimum wage law.
1917 – Myrtle Cain born on this date to Marshall and Helen Cain, Bladenboro, NC.
1834 – Dr. Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted.
1940 – Winston Churchill’s speech “We shall fight on the seas and oceans”
1942 – Capitol Record Co. opens for business.
1944 – U505 becomes the first German submarine captured and boarded on high seas by the US Navy.
1955 – “Mickey Rooney Show” TV comedy last airs on NBC.
1961 – LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Belle Meade CC: Mary Lena Faulk wins by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Betsy Rawls.
1961 – President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev meet at the Vienna Summit in Austria.
1964 – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter; beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia.
1970 – 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins by spelling croissant.
1975 – Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in North Carolina.
1984 – 18th Music City New Country Awards: Statler Brothers win.
1990 – Dr. Jack Kevorkian assist an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die.
1998 – Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
2007 – Designer Ralph Lauren is presented with the American Fashion Legend Award by Oprah Winfrey at the CFDA Awards in New York.
2016 – French Open Women’s Tennis: Garbine Muguraza of Spain beats Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 to claim her first Grand Slam title.
2018 – President Donald Trump tweet’s “I have the absolute right to PARDON myself”
2019 – Former school security guard Scott Peterson arrested and charged with neglect of a child and culpable negligence for not confronting gunman during Parkland school massacre in a landmark case.