This Day In History
Spread the love

1789 – 1st US presidential tour by George Washington in New England.

1878 – Edison Electric Light Company incorporated.

1895 – Henry Perky patents a machine he developed with William Ford for the preparation of cereals for food, otherwise known a shredded wheat.

1912 – Red Sox Tris Speaker’s makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield.

1924 – US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument.

1933 – 20th Amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect: President term begins in January and March.

1940 – “The Great Dictator” a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin released.

1945 – Baseball attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)

1954 – Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada.

1966 – LBJ signs a bill creating US Department of Transportation.

1969 – 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette win.

1976 – 1st debate of major-ticket US Vice President nominees, Walter Mondale (D) vs Bob Dole (R).

1977 – Arkansas’ Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal.

1985 – Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit.

1995 – Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15.

2007 – Fox Business Network (FBN), American financial cable network is launched.

2013 – Walmart announces that Doug McMillon, head of their International Division, will become its next CEO.

2017 – 60 Minutes and The Washington Posts publish a story detailing how Congress passed a bill sponsored by Tom Marino that hindered the fight against the opioid crisis.

2018 – American retailer Sears files for bankruptcy.

2019 – Record 12 Democratic presidential candidates participate in a live TV debate in Westerville, Ohio.