1701 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft. Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.
1824 – Harrisburg Pennsylvania newspaper publishes results of 1st public poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson.
1847 – Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake, City, UT.
1901 – O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
1929 – US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war.
1938 – Instant coffee invented.
1942 – Irving Berlin’s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC.
1945 – US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam.
1952 – US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike.
1959 – US VP Richard Nixon argues with Nikita Khrushchev, known as “Kitchen Debate.”
1961 – Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba.
1969 – Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game.
1974 – Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes.
1979 – US President Jimmy Carter names Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
1987 – IBM-PC DOS version 3.3 (updated) released.
1998 – Russell Eugene Watson, Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
2002 – James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420-1.
2005 – 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping.
2012 – Danielle Steel’s novel “Friends Forever: A Novel is published.
2015 – US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya.Share: