1676 – 1st colonial prison organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
1776 – 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean island)
1801 – First edition of New York Evening Post.
1824 – New York City’s Fifth Avenue opens for business.
1871 – National Rifle Association is first chartered in the State of New York.
1901 – Booker T. Washington and his family are invited to dine at the White House with Teddy and Edith Roosevelt, prompting condemnation from the South.
1914 – Federal Reserve System formally opens.
1933 – Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR.
1939 – Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail.
1943 – World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
1950 – US President Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat.
1960 – NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP.
1961 – US President JFK decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops.
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.
1981 – President Reagan decides on a covert plan to block the Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador.
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.
2010 – In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place.
2017 – US senator Al Franken accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman.Share: