1849 – Lincoln says “You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
1886 – American chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola.
1900 – Trademark “Escalator” registered by Otis Elevator Co.
1916 – Official flag of President of the United States adopted.
1922 – US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws.
1942 – Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”, world’s best-selling single (100 million copies sold)
1942 – “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, based on life of George M. Cohan, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)
1943 – Meat and cheese rationed in US.
1957 – NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast.
1960 – Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” hits #1.
1968 – US Truth in Lending Act signed into law.
1972 – LPGA Titleholders Championship Women’s Golf, Southern Pines CC: Sandra Palmer wins first of 2 majors by a massive 10 strokes from Judy Rankin and Mickey Wright.
1976 – “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cash hits #29 on the music charts.
1977 – Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time.
1980 – Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of the year.
1990 – Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb record.
1996 – Space Shuttle STS 77 (Endeavour) 11, lands.
2001 – Natural gas futures plunge 6% to a 10-month low on speculation that growing USS inventories will help power plants meet summer demand for air-conditioning.
2012 – Facebook’s problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million form technical glitches.
2018 – ABC TV network cancels TV comedy “Roseanne” after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet.
2019 – US Special Counsel Robert Mueller says charging President Donald Trump with a crime never an option as no legal means to charge a sitting president; and that his report does not exonerate the president.