1739 – Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ.
1822 – James Varick becomes 1st bishop of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.
1869 – The Charles, considered the world’s first “oil tanker”, departs the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil.
1898 – Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes.
1909 – Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army.
1928 – George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US).
1935 – 1st Penquin book is published, starting the paperback revolution.
1942 – FDR signs bill creating women’s Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES).
1943 – Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy).
1948 – Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (Dumont).
1956 – US motto “In God We Trust” authorized.
1965 – LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966.
1966 – US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam.
1969 – Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas.
1975 – US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982.
1982 – Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats.
1990 – George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of NY Yankees.
2002 – The accounting law referred to as “The Sarbanes Oxley Act” is signed into law by President George W. Bush.
2003 – The last “old style” Volkswagon Beatle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.