1775 – US Navy forms as the Continental Navy.
1810 – United States annexes West Florida from Spain.
1893 – Hurricane hits coast between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.
1913 – President Woodrow Wilson says US will never attack another country.
1920 – Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins.
1938 – DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called “nylon”
1947 – “You Bet Your Life” with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio.
1954 – President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem.
1954 – Walt Disney’s 1st TV show, “Disneyland”, premieres on ABC.
1955 – “Rebel Without a Cause”, directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood is released.
1960 – Singer Ben E. King records “Spanish Harlem” & “Stand By Me”
1962 – Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines.
1969 – Ralph Nadar sets up a consumer organization known as Nader’s Raiders.
1973 – Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6.
1978 – US President Jimmie Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill.
1988 – Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra.
1992 – Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to December.
1997 – Microsoft argues it should be “free from government interference”
2004 – World Series Baseball: Boston beats St. Louis, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first title since 1918; MVP: Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez.
2019 – Tiger Woods scores a wire-to-wire 3-stroke win over Hideki Matsuyama at the inaugural Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf & Country Club to tie Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA victories.