1804 – Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins.
1866 – Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel in Chicago.
1900 – A German engineer patents front wheel drive for automobiles.
1924 – 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1931 – His Master’s Voice and Columbia Records merge into EMI.
1942 – U-boats sink and damage 142 allied ships this month (877,774 tons)
1950 – US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bombs.
1954 – 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
1958 – 1st US guided missile destroyer launched – the Dewey at Bath Iron Works, Maine.
1967 – Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement.
1971 – Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV movie “Brian’s Song”, about the friendship of Chicago Bears football teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers (based on Sayers’ autobiography) premieres on ABC, starring James Caan and Billie Dee Williams.
1979 – Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC)
1980 – “West Side Story” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances.
1983 – Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
1986 – American-based Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl is first player to make over $10 million in career earnings.
1990 – US President George H.W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein.
1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
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.
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 guest affected in one of largest-ever company hacks.
2020 – Joe Biden announces he is nominating Janet Yellen for US treasury secretary.