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1898 – City of NY established.

1919 – Avery Hopwood’s “Gold Diggers” premieres in NYC.

1927 – Yankee slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York’s 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium.

1935 – George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” premieres in Boston.

1935 – The Boulder Dam later the Hoover Dam, astride the border of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1946 – Twenty-two Nazi leaders, including Joachim von Ribbentrop and Herman Goering, are found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death or prison at the Nuremberg war trials.

1949 – American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Company announces an improved method for producing cortisone.

1950 – Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcast on TV for 1st time.

1960 – “The Flinstones” the first animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera premieres on ABC in the US.

1962 – JFK sends 3,000 federal troops to University of Mississippi to quell riots protesting desegregation.

1965 – LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wind 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts.

1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-54 Apache makes its first flight.

1980 – Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

1988 – IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer.

1997 – Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits.

2007 – Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Montreal GC: David Toms and Scott Verplank remain undefeated as US beats International team, 19½-14½.

2014 – A case of Ebola virus reaches Dallas, Texas.

2018 – New York Yankees suffer a 10-2 drubbing at the Boston Red Sox but accumulate a MLB record of 267 home runs for the season; surpass Seattle Mariners previous mark of 264 in 1997.

2020 – California becomes the 1st US state to pass a law allowing for reparations for black residents and descendants of slaves.