1829 – Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
1901 – Booker T. Washington and his family are invited to dine at the White House with Teddy and Edith Roosevelt, prompting condemnation from the South.
1916 – Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic in the US at 46 Amboy St. Brooklyn.
1923 – Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded.
1931 – US trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd murders two friends then dismembers one of them in Phoenix.
1942 – National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services.
1948 – “Red Mill” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances.
1949 – 1st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Red Byron wins.
1960 – National Baseball League votes to admit Houston & New York to league.
1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis begins as JFK is shown photos confirming the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
1969 – Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series.
1982 – Secretary of State George P. Shultz warns the US will withdraw from the UN if they vote to exclude Israel.
1986 – US government shuts down due to disputes between President Reagan and the House.
1987 – Jessica McClure rescued 58 hours after falling 22′ into a well shaft.
1995 – Million Man March in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African Americans men attend)
2001 – The US Coast Guard lifts a ban on liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers entering Boston Harbor to make deliveries to Distrigas’ Everett LNG terminal that had been imposed on September 26 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11.
2011 – MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2.
2018 – Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denies knowledge of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to President Trump.
2019 – Netflix reveals its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock’s “Bird Box” and TV series “Stranger Things” for the year.