1875 – US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban relations.
1907 – Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral.
1914 – Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant.
1916 – American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world’s first billionaire.
1920 – Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10.
1927 – Telephone service begins between US & Mexico.
1930 – NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising.
1940 – “Double or Nothing”, a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Network.
1940 – 1st US merchant ship “Booker T. Washington” commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington, Delaware.
1950 – Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories.
1954 – Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’ 460′ drive during Game One of the World Series.
1960 – “My Three Sons” starring Fred McMurray, debuts on ABC-TV.
1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
1977 – James Brown’s band walks out claiming they were underpaid and overworked.
1982 – Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago.
1983 – US Congress authorizes President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon.
1990 – Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years.
2006 – US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were introduced.
2008 – Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual.
2017 – Mysterious sonic attacks on US diplomats prompt US to warn citizens not to travel Cuba and pull