1827 – According to Joseph Smith, Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon.
1893 – Frank Duryea drives the 1st American-made gas propelled vechicle.
1903 – First cowboy film “Kit Carson” premieres in US.
1922 – US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
1928 – “My Weekly Reader” magazine made its debut.
1938 – The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
1955 – In his last fight, undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion, Rocky Marciano KOs light heavyweight Archie Moore in the 9th round at Yankee Stadium, NYC.
1957 – “Perry Mason” TV series based on the character by author Erie Stanley Garner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV.
1961 – Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
1964 – Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant.
1966 – Five inches of rain falls on NYC.
1968 – Police drama “Adam-12” debuts on NBC in the US.
1970 – “Monday Night Football” premieres on ABC – Browns 31, Jets 21.
1973 – Nate Archibald signs 7 year contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000.
1981 – Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson).
1985 – American CIA case officer Edward Lee Howard flees to Russia after being identified as a KGB agent.
1990 – Oakland’s A’s Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years.
2003 – 55th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco wins.
2008 – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
2016 – Facebook CEO Mark Zucherberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century”Share: