1692 – Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 19 hanged overall, with six other deaths during Salem witch trials.
1789 – US Congress passes act requiring the first Postmaster General to report to the President through the Secretary of the Treasury.
1911 – Boston Rustlers’ future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511.
1913 – Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson, New Mexico.
1922 – US Congress passes the Cable Act, under which an American woman who marries an ‘ailen’ will not lose citizenship, neither will a woman marrying an American automatically become a citizen.
1937 – Forest fires kills 14 and injures 50 in Cody, Wyoming.
1949 – WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro – High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast.
1957 – Western “Maverick” premieres on ABC television starring James Garner.
1964 – Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s musical “Fiddler on the Roof” with Zero Mostel opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances.
1966 – Surveyor 2 crashes on the Moon, and all contact with it is lost.
1970 – US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.
1975 – World Football league folds.
1975 – Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco.
1982 – Sitcom “Family Ties” starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC.
1985 – Rock and Country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois.
1990 – Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits.
1997 – American sportscaster Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges.
2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon…
2019 – US President Donald Trump admits he spoke to Ukrainian President about Joe Biden’s son, after news a US intelligence officer made an official complaint about the call.
2020 – America’s COVID-19 death toll passes 200,000, more than any other country.