1881 – Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano.
1906 – Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-0 to end MLB season at 116-36 with .763 winning percentage; unmatched since.
1918 – Musical “Sometime” with Mae West premieres in NYC.
1926 – Dahlia is officially designated as San Francisco city flower.
1931 – Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts.
1933 – Esquire magazine is 1st published.
1949 – United Nations’ permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated.
1957 – “Leave it to Beaver” debuts on CBS.
1958 – Transatlantic commercial jet passenger service begins (BOAC)
1959 – Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts in Cleveland Browns, 34-7 win at Chicago Cardinals.
1964 – Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga.
1971 – Borden’s opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World.
1974 – A Cessna 301Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA’s Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.
1985 – Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA.
1990 – U.S. premiere of Fox TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty.
1997 – Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois.
1997 – Second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, NC office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash taken.
2006 – WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange.
2018 – New England’s Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriot’s 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxboro.