1794 – Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states.
1812 – Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812.
1862 – Battle of New Bern, North Carolina: General Burnside conquers New Bern.
1900 – US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act.
1903 – 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida.
1913 – John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation.
1923 – US President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st president to pay taxes.
1937 – Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio show during their “fued”.
1950 – FBI’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” program begins.
1958 – Recording Industry Association of America created.
1958 – RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como’s Catch a Falling Star)
1960 – 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield, California.
1964 – Dallas, Texas: Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald murder.
1973 – Future US Senator John McCain is released after spending over five years in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.
1983 – OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years.
1995 – 1st time 13 people in space.
1997 – President Clinton trips & injures his knee requiring surgery.
2016 – Marco Rubio announces he is dropping out of the Republican presidential nomination race.
2016 – NASA releases data showing February 2016 warmest month ever recorded globally – 1.35C above the long-term average.
2018 – NASA twin study finds that Scott Kelly is no longer identical to his twin brother after one year in space, 7% of his genes altered.
2018 – US students across American commemorate Florida high school shooting with mass walkouts across the country.Share: