1845 – Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid.
1910 – US forbids immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick.
1926 – First lip-reading tournament held in America.
1930 – Congress appropriates $50,000 for inter-American highway.
1937 – Spinach growers of Crystal City Texas, erect statue of Popeye.
1943 – Elsie S. Ott is 1st woman to be awarded the US Air Force Medal.
1945 – Allies led by US Marine Corps secure the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed.
1951 – United States Air Force flag officially adopted by President Harry Truman.
1953 – Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine to prevent polio, clinical trials began the next year.
1955 – “Ballad of Davy Crockett” version recorded by Bill Hayes becomes the #1 record in US.
1962 – US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature.
1970 – Musical “Minnie’s Boys” starring Shelley Winters as the mother of the Marx Brothers, and Drama Desk Award Lewis J. Stadlen as Groucho, opens at the Imperial Theater, New York City, runs for 80 performances.
1977 – Focus on the Family was founded by Dr. James Dobson.
1982 – Groundbreaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1990 – 62nd Academy Awards: “Driving Miss Daisy”, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win.
1996 – The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
2006 – PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Canadian Stephen Ames shoots a final-round 67 to complete biggest win of his career by 6 strokes from Retief Goosen of South Africa.
2018 – “The Black Panther” becomes the highest grossing superhero film in America earning $630.9m.
2018 – Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet.
2020 – Record number of Americans file for unemployment – 3.3 million according to the US Department of Labor.