1672 – 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts.
1829 – Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith.
1862 – US Department of Agriculture created.
1896 – Tornado kills 78 in Texas.
1905 – Las Vegas founded in Nevada.
1916 – Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924.
1917 – The first officer’s training camp is opened in the US, as the country prepares for war.
1918 – 1st regular US airmail postal service between NY, Philadelphia & Washington, D.C.
1934 – US Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive.
1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
1951 – AT&T becomes the 1st US corporation to have a million stockholders after young car salesman Brady Denton purchases 7 shares worth $1,078.
1957 – Evangelist Billy Graham launches his “crusade” in front of 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
1961 – Taxes took 25% of earnings in US.
1963 – Peter, Paul & Mary win their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer)
1972 – The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.
1990 – Dow Jones average hits a record 2,822.45.
1993 – Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas opens.
2008 – California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.
2015 – Carl Icahn invests $100 million in Lyft, a ride-sharing service.
2017 – 1st US prosecution under federal Hate Crimes Act of violence against transgender person, murder of Mercedes Williams.Share: