1865 – SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire & sinks, killing 400.
1882 – 1st demonstration of pancake making, held at a department store in NYC.
1919 – Woodrow Wilson’s dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference.
1937 – It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads.
1939 – Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart.
1941 – Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon, South Carolina, incorporated.
1945 – US 1sr army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen, Germany after crossing the Rhine.
1954 – 26th Academy Awards: “From Here to Eternity” best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor, actress.
1954 – RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12 1/2″ screen at $1,000)
1961 – Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona.
1965 – Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
1971 – Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady” goes gold.
1979 – PGA Tournament Players Championship, Sawgrass CC: Lanny Watkins wins in windy conditions, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Watson.
1987 – The US Supreme Court rules that gender-based workplace affirmative action plans do not constitute discrimination on the basis of sex under the Civil Rights Act 1964.
1990 – Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87.
1996 – US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill.
2013 – Tiger Woods returns to his World number one ranking.
2019 – Apple introduces new TV streaming platform Apple TV+. news service Apple News and an Apple credit card at star-studded event.
2019 – NASA cancels a planned historic all-female spacewalk because it doesn’t have enough spacesuits to fit women.
2020 – United Kingdom’s Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19.