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1869 – Free postal delivery formally inaugurated.

1901 – James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco.

1904 – King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade.

1919 – US Senate 1st invokes the Cloture Rule to end a filibuster, passes Versailles Treaty.

1932 – Walt Disney Art School created.

1937 – First US congressional session in air-conditioned chambers.

1940 – 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime.

1946 – Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP.

1956 – “Love Me Tender” (The Reno Brothers) film with Elvis Presley in his debut premieres in the US.

1960 – Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks.

1969 – 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)

1969 – An estimated 2 million people take part in the Vietnam War Moratorium demonstration across the United States.

1969 – Wendy’s Hamburgers, American fast food restaurant chains founded by Dave Thomas opens in Columbus, Ohio.

1979 – A package from the unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1987 – 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver.

2001 – Microsoft releases the first Xbox game console in the US.

2005 – Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.

2012 – Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion.

2016 – American singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.

2021 – Former Trump aide Stephen Bannon turns himself in after being found in contempt of US Congress by a federal grand jury, after refusing to comply with investigation into January 6.