1908 – 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pennsylvania.
1914 – World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1919 – US-born Lady Nancy Astor elected as the 1st female member of the British House of Commons.
1922 – Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out “Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200.” 47,000 called.
1929 – Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight.
1933 – A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis.
1942 – 492 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston.
1943 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meet at the Tehran Conference in Iran to map out strategy.
1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on TV.
1958 – American League officials announce Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9.
1958 – US reports 1st full-range firing of an Intercontinental ballistic missile.
1963 – Crusher beats Vern Gagne in St. Paul, Minnesota, to become NWA champ.
1965 – Browns’ Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yards (109)
1974 – Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspends Yankee owner George Steinbrenner for 2 years.
1984 – Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.
1986 – OPEC reaches oil production accord.
1986 – US Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time.
1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.
1995 – James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack.
2016 – “Hamilton” sets record for most money earned in a week on Broadway – $3.3 million.Share: