1848 – Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam.
1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day.
1912 – Captain Robert Scott storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary “The end cannot be far.”
1932 – Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan’s New York interview program.
1945 – Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years.
1947 – “Beggar’s Holiday” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances.
1951 – American citizens Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted and sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.
1951 – “King & I” open at St. James Theater NYC for 1246 performances.
1959 – “Some Like it Hot”, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, is released.
1962 – Jack Paar’s final appearance on the “Tonight Show.”
1971 – 1st Lt. William L Calley, Jr. found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre.
1973 – Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP.
1973 – US troops leave Vietnam 9 years after Tonkin Resolution.
1978 – “The Carol Burnett Show” last airs on CBS in the US, having won 25 Emmy Awards.
1982 – 44th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Georgetown, 63-62; Tar Heels’ future Hall of Fame small forward James Worthy named Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
1989 – 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
1998 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Pat Hurst wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Helen Dobson after sinking a 5-foot birdie putt at the final green.
2017 – Ivanka Trump assumes an unpaid position as Advisor to the President Donald Trump.
2020 – US infectious disease expert Anthon Fauci warns America may see between 100,000 – 200,000 deaths from COVID-19.