1746 – Princeton University (NJ) received its charter.
1861 – 1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed.
1907 – Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus.
1907 – Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock leads to US wide run on banks.
1928 – Herbert Hoover speaks of “American system of rugged individualism”
1939 – NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game: Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field.
1962 – Cuban Missile Crises: US President John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crises.
1967 – Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23 1/2 to 8 1/2; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin.
1968 – Apollo 7 returns to earth.
1975 – World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season.
1979 – Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest.
1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion.
1991 – General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion.
1997 – Yahoo completes purchase of Four11.
2005 – Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
2008 – Google Play is launched, the official app store for the Android operating system.
2009 – Microsoft releases Windows 7.
2017 – AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4 billion.
2019 – US drug company Biogen claims to have created 1st drug to slow advance of Alzheimer’s disease called aducanumab.
2019 – Top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testifies President Donald Trump tied aid to Ukraine to demands the country open an investigation into the Biden family.