1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition first sights the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River.
1864 – 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes.
1876 – Edward Bouchet is 1st African American to receive a Ph.D from a US college (Yale)
1907 – Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities is founded at New York University.
1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
1914 – The first edition of The New Republic magazine is published.
1918 – United Press erroneously reported WWI armistice had been signed.
1942 – First US President to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French.
1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States for a record fourth term, defeating Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey.
1955 – US spy plane shot down North of Japan.
1962 – Richard Nixon tells press he won’t be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California.
1967 – LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1972 – Incumbent President Richard Nixon is re-elected, defeating Democrat candidate George McGovern in a landslide by winning 49 states.
1973 – New Jersey becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league.
1983 – Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries.
1990 – Cleveland Indian Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins American League Rookie of Year, unanimously.
2000 – Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore is inconclusive; the result, in Bush’s favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court.
2000 – Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming first US first lady to win public office and while still the First Lady.
2012 – Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage.
2017 – US Democrats dominate off-year elections: Ralph Northam wins Governor of Virginia, Philip Murphy Governor of New Jersey.
2018 – US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Mathew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General.Share: