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1878 – US stops minting 20 cent coin.

1885 – “Good Housekeeping” magazine is 1st published.

1908 – Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer register their popular “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for copyright.

1918 – General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1926 – US military intervenes in Nicaragua.

1932 – Jack Benny’s 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)

1938 – Singer Ella Fitzgerald records “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” with Chick Webb and his Orchestra.

1941 – FCC approves regular scheduled commercial TV broadcasts to begin July 1.

1953 – 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02.

1960 – Harry Belafonte’s 2nd Carnegie Hall performance (New York City)

1960 – House of Representative investigation committee looking into payola questions in broadcasting.

1965 – Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service.

1974 – Former Vice President Spiro Agnew disbarred.

1978 – 1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers.

1988 – Baltimore Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park.

1994 – Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides.

1999 – John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL.

2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man, is killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

2015 – Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao on points in 12 rounds in a world welterweight unification fight, shattering all financial records for a boxing match.

2022 – Supreme Court draft opinion leaks suggesting Roe v. Wade about to be overturned published on news website Politico.

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