1832 – First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents ride on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th streets.
1851 – “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville first published by Harper and Brothers in the US.
1881 – Charles J. Guiteau put on trial for the assassination of US President Garfield.
1908 – Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.
1910 – 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Virginia.
1927 – World’s largest gas tank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, explodes 28 die.
1935 – FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth.
1957 – Henry (Hank) Aaron wins NL MVP.
1957 – The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high lever Mafia figures are arrested.
1965 – US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam.
1968 – “National Turn in Your Draft Card Day” features draft card burning.
1969 – Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing.
1970 – Marshall University football team wiped our in DC-9 air crash at Kenova, West Virginia, killing 75.
1972 – Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
1981 – Paul “Bear” Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins.
1984 – Astronauts aboard “Discovery” pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit.
1991 – American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
2002 – The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.
2008 – Elizabeth Warren is appointed to chair a Congressional Oversight Panel for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act.
2013 – Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes.Share: