1800 – John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House.
1834 – First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1870 – US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
1913 – Less than a week after the US non-invention promise, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resign.
1915 – Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
1926 – US Air Commerce Act passes.
1931 – Dupont introduces synthetic rubber.
1938 – NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MPV; first catcher to win award; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award.
1945 – First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H. Johnson.
1950 – Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill US President Harry Truman at Blair House.
1954 – US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns.
1964 – Houston Oilers quarterback George Blanda attempts an AFL record 68 passes (37 completions) in 24-10 loss v Buffalo Bills at War Memorial Stadium.
1977 – US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st January 1981.
1979 – US Federal government proposes making a $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler.
1981 – Darrell Waltrip wins his 4th straight NASCAR Cup race, the American 500 at North Carolina Speedway, ties Richard Petty record 1967; 12th win of season; goes on to win Winston Cup crown.
1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
1994 – Chicago Bulls retire basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s jersey #23 in a 2-hour ceremony at the United Center.
2003 – Arkansas beats Kentucky, 71-63 at Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington; ties NCAA record for longest football game ever played, with 7 overtime periods.
2012 – Google’s Gmail becomes the world’s most popular email service.
2018 – Google employees stage mass walkout to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment.