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.