1789 – US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights.
1804 – Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, establishing the procedure for electing the President and Vice President, becomes effective.
1908 – Cubs’ Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout.
1919 – US President Woodrow Wilson suffers a breakdown in Colorado, his health never recovers.
1926 – Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week.
1933 – 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia.
1941 – Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years.
1949 – Evangelist Billy Graham begins his “Los Angeles Crusade” in a circus tent erected in a parking lot.
1955 – Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ.
1962 – Challenger Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson at 2:06 of round 1 at Comiskey Park, Chicago to win the world heavyweight boxing title.
1973 – 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days.
1978 – PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide near San Diego, 144 die.
1979 – California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant.
1980 – Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow Show, a lawsuit follows.
1981 – Sandra Day O’Conner sworn in as the 1st female US Supreme Court Justice.
1988 – Americans sweep the medals in the long jump at the Seoul Olympics; Carl Lewis wins his second gold of the Games with leap of 8.72m ahead of teammates Mike Powell & Larry Myricks.
1992 – US Mars Observer launched from Space Shuttle.
2005 – Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: Chris DiMarco, Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson unbeaten as US beats International team, 18 1/2-15 1/2.
2015 – Caitlyn Jenner officially changes her name from Bruce and her gender to a woman.
2018 – Comedian Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in jail for 2004 sexual assault, first celebrity to be jailed in the #MeToo era.
2019 – Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reported to have been asked to develop a Star Wars film by the Walt Disney Company.