1733 – Great Britain passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions.
1792 – 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street.
1865 – The International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union) is established.
1877 – Edwin T. Holmes installs 1st telephone switchboard burglar alarm.
1897 – The first successful submarine that can run submerged for any considerable distance and combines electric and gasoline engines is launched in the USA by its designer John Philip Holland.
1900 – “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is first published by L. Frank Baum with illustrations by William Wallace Denslow in Chicago.
1925 – Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit.
1932 – US Congress changes name “Porto Rico” to Puerto Rico”
1938 – US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy.
1944 – General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th.
1954 – US Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Education reverses 1896 “separate by equal” Plessy v Ferguson decision.
1961 – Fidel Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers.
1971 – Washington State bans sex discrimination.
1973 – Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings.
1978 – Lee Lacy hits record 3rd consecutive pinch-hit home run.
1989 – Longest Cab Rider Ever: 14,000 miles costs $16,000.
1993 – Intel’s new Pentium processor is unveiled.
2001 – US President George W. Bush calls for reduced regulations to encourage more oil, gas, and nuclear production.
2009 – Video game Minecraft is first released to the public while in development.
2015 – Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organized crime.Share: