1773 – American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
1774 – First Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia.
1834 – First African-American granted a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter.
1884 – George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film.
1901 – Justin Huntly McCarthy’s “If I were King” premieres in NYC.
1922 – 1st Tom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC.
1926 – A.A. Milne’s book “Winnie the Pooh” released.
1943 – US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt.
1952 – UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York.
1960 – Peace Corps 1st suggested by John F. Kennedy in speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1964 – Philips begins experimenting with color TV.
1975 – US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside.
1976 – Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to American economist Milton Friedman.
1980 – Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to the US Supreme Court.
1988 – Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Corporation Council meeting set for October 16.
1994 – NASA Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus.
1996 – Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
1996 – Packer Chris Packe kicks longest field goal to end overtime game (53 yds)
2014 – Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian’s planned lecture the following day.Share: