1885 – US Salvation Army officially organized.
1922 – 1st microfilm device introduced.
1924 – WGN-AM in Chicago, IL begins radio transmissions.
1942 – 4th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth, 53-38; Cardinal forward Howie Dallmer is named MVP.
1946 – Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
1963 – AFL’s NY Titan’s become the NY Jets.
1967 – UN Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam.
1972 – Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.
1977 – 39th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Marquette beats North Carolina, 67-59; Warrior’s first title; coach Al McGuire retires.
1977 – 49th Academy Awards: “Rocky”, Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win.
1979 – A partial meltdown at Three Mile Island nuclear plant in the US results in the release of radioactive gas and iodine into the atmosphere but no deaths.
1981 – Martina Navratilova beats 16 year old American tennis prodigy Andrea Jaeger 6-3, 7-6 in the finals of the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC.
1983 – PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Hal Sutton comes from 4 strokes back with a final round 69 to win a rain-affected Monday finish by 1 stroke ahead of Bob Eastwood.
1990 – Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 points in a game.
1990 – US President George H.W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
1999 – 18th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke, 62-45; Boilermakers’ Ukari Figgs is named Most Outstanding Player.
2009 – The first cases on H1N1 swine flu in the United States occur in two people in California.
2017 – US confirms likely it is behind the air strike in Mosul, Iraq, that led to collapse of a building that killed more than 100 civilians.
2017 – US President Donald Trump signs Energy Independence executive order undoing Obama climate-control measure.