1805 – Lewis and Clark expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west.
1861 – Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper.
1863 – US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning, “Four score and seven years ago….”
1872 – E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first ‘calculator’, an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals.
1911 – NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.
1923 – The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures.
1943 – U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean.
1944 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
1950 – US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe.
1952 – North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH.
1959 – Ford Motors cancels its poorly received Edsel model.
1965 – Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created.
1973 – New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.
1981 – U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 billion for Marathon Oil.
1985 – In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco.
1990 – Greyhound files reorganization plan so they can be traded publicly.
1997 – McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.
2018 – Ivanka Trump sent “hundred” of emails from her personal account about government business according to Washington Post report.
2018 – Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested in Japan for financial misconduct.Share: