1845 – Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis.
1871 – The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, leaving approximately 300 dead, 100,000 homeless, and costing $222m in damage.
1886 – 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY.
1902 – American outlaw Tom Horn’s murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death.
1917 – Plymouth Theater opens at 236 W 45th Street, New York City.
1932 – “Betty & Bob” premieres on radio.
1933 – 1st synthetic detergent, “Dreft” by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale.
1943 – US bombers accidentally strike Enschede, Netherlands, causing 151 deaths.
1957 – US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Kemla Agbell Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware.
1959 – Pan Am begins regular flights around the world.
1960 – 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo.
1966 – The Beach Boys release their influential single “Good Vibrations”
1968 – Lee Evans of US sets 400 meter record at 43.86.
1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to allegations of tax fraud.
1978 – US Congress approves dollar coin honoring women’s suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony.
1991 – Greyhound bus ends bankruptcy.
1996 – Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in New York City.
2002 – American Vernon L. Smith and Daniel Kahneman awarded Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences for work in experiment economics.
2018 – Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph, going on to kill 27, having killed 15 in Central America.Share: