1765 – Stamp Act (First Congress of the American Colonies) convenes in New York City to devise a unified protest against new British taxation.
1816 – 1st double-decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans.
1900 – The term “orienteering” is first used for an event.
1916 – Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeats Cumberland, 222-0; most lopsided score in the history of US college football.
1931 – 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY.
1940 – World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
1950 – US forces invade North Korea by crossing the 38th parallel.
1952 – First “Bandstand” broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
1959 – “Pillow Talk” film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released.
1961 – “Bye Bye Birdie” closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC after 607 performances.
1967 – Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein.
1978 – LA Dodgers win the pennant.
1984 – Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL’s career rushing leader.
1991 – Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her.
1996 – Rupert Murdoch launches Fox News with Roger Ailes as CEO.
2007 – Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, Baltimore CC: Loren Roberts wins his third of 4 Champions tour major titles by 6 strokes from Tom Watson.
2008 – Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.
2012 – New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas’ NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome.
2015 – US President Barack Obama apologies to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz.
2016 – Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent.