1803 – Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France.
1886 – First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY.
1924 – 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NY)
1931 – His Master’s Voice and Columbia Records merge into EMI.
1948 – Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP.
1950 – US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb.
1954 – Ann Hodges is bruised by a meteor at Sylacauga, Alabama in first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human.
1956 – At 21 years, 10 months, 3 weeks, 5 days Floyd Patterson becomes youngest world heavyweight boxing champion; KOs Archie Moore in 5th round in Chicago; first Olympic gold medalist to win a professional heavyweight title.
1967 – Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for US presidency on an anti-Vietnam war platform.
1971 – TV movie “Brian’s Song” airs for 1st time on ABC-TV.
1979 – Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC)
1980 – “West Side Story” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances.
1982 – “Thriller”, 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)
1983 – Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
1988 – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
1993 – President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill.
2004 – Longtime “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television’s all-time biggest game show haul.
2007 – Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg enters campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with suspected bomb and holds three people hostage for 5 hours.
2015 – NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season.
2018 – Marriot Hotels reveal massive data breach – 500 million guests affected in one of largest-ever company hacks.
2019 – 83rd Iron Bowl: #16 Auburn beats #5 Alabama, 48-45.Share: