1792 – US establishes the military draft.
1846 – 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, Texas.
1861 – Richmond, Virginia, is named the capital of the Confederacy.
1886 – Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta sells the first Coca-Cola (contained cocaine)
1912 – Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded.
1919 – 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane.
1942 – Aircraft carrier USS Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack in Coral Sea.
1947 – A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon.
1951 – Dacron men’s suits introduced.
1960 – USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations.
1961 – Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington, D.C.
1968 – Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins (4-0)
1970 – Beatles release “Let It Be” album.
1980 – World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicated.
1987 – Gary Hart quits US democratic presidential race due to affair with Donna Rice.
1994 – President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people.
1999 – Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.
2010 – Last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process.
2014 – 2014 NFL Draft: Jadeveon Clowney from University of South Carolina first pick by Houston Texans.Share: