1787 – Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution.
1804 – Meriwether Lewis & William Clark’s expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St. Louis for Pacific Coast.
1853 – Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher and investor, patents his process for condensed milk.
1878 – Vaseline is granted a patent (U.S.Patent 127,568)
1908 – 1st passenger flight in an airplane.
1927 – The University of Chicago’s local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity.
1932 – “We Want Beer!” parade held in NY.
1940 – Boston’s Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park’s left field roof.
1945 – US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered.
1948 – US grants Israel de facto recognition.
1949 – US President Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral.
1961 – Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama.
1969 – Last Chevrolet Corvair built.
1973 – US Supreme Court approves equal rights to females in military.
1976 – Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter.
1988 – Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
2005 – Former USS American (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the US Navy, deliberately sunk in the American Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. Largest ship ever to be dispose of as a target in a military exercise.
2012 – Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye.
2018 – Melanie Trump, wife of US President Trump, is treated in hospital for a benign kidney condition.
2018 – Boulder City Council of Colorado votes to ban assault weapons.Share: