1801 – First edition of New York Evening Post.
1841 – Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
1871 – National Rifle Association is first chartered in the State of New York.
1914 – Federal Reserve System formally opens.
1933 – FDR establishes diplomatic relations with USSR.
1944 – US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen.
1950 – US President Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat.
1957 – Boston Celtics’ center Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds as Boston beats Philadelphia Warriors, 111-89 at Boston Gardens.
1959 – “The Sound of Music” musical by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 1443 performances.
1961 – US President JFK decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops.
1965 – Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
1969 – 1968 My Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported.
1973 – US President Richard Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline.
1982 – Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike.
1985 – President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
1995 – US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson’s disease.
2000 – Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
2008 – 60th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins.
2015 – Largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana.
2018 – Elevator falls down 84 floors when hoist rope breaks, all six people survived unharmed at John Hancock Center, Chicago.